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Cross-Cultural Threats to Water Supplies and Future Approaches for Water Management

Abstract The worldwide supply of potable fresh water is ever decreasing. While 2.5% of Earth's water is fresh, only 1% is accessible. Of this water, the World Health Organization estimates that only one-third can be used to meet our daily needs while the other two-thirds are unusable due to contamination. As the world population continues to grow and climate change reduces water security, we must consider not only solutions, but evaluate the perceptions and reactions of individuals in order to successfully implement such solutions. To that end, the goal of this dissertation is to explore human attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors around water issues by conducting cross-cultural comparisons of (1) water risks and solutions, (2) wastewater knowledge ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Stotts, Rhian Alissa (Author) / Wutich, Amber (Advisor) / BurnSilver, Shauna (Committee member) / Grossman, Gary (Committee member) / White, Dave (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural anthropology / Water resources management / Environmental science / cross-cultural research / public acceptance / wastewater / water / water reuse / water scarcity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 208 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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