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Introduction of water conservation education packages: the opportunites and constraints afftecting their success

Ryan, J., Mathew, K., Anda, M. and Yuen, E. (2001) Introduction of water conservation education packages: the opportunites and constraints afftecting their success. Water Science & Technology, 44 (6). pp. 135-140.

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Abstract

The Remote Area Developments Group in the Institute for Environmental Science at Murdoch University developed a video and booklet education package on water conservation. The package was developed after research, review of current efforts in water conservation, and consultation with communities showed that there was a need in this area. The package was distributed to all communities within Western Australia. Several different workshops were conducted with Indigenous Environmental Health Workers from around Western Australia in remote areas and in the Perth Metropolitan communities using the package. This paper will briefly describe the opportunities and constraints that exist for water conservation in remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia as well as give an evaluation of the education package based on workshops, trials and survey instrument. This paper will explain the conclusions that have been drawn from the study: that a broad delivery style is the most advantageous style for remote communities, allowing the facilitator to assess the best style of delivery.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: International Water Association Publishing
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16989
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