Drivers of Price and Nonprice Water Conservation by Urban and Rural Water Utilities: An Application of Predictive Models to Four Southern States

This study examines water system characteristics, managers’ attitudes and perceptions toward water conservation, and future planning strategies that influence the adoption of water conservation programs for urban and rural communities. We surveyed water system managers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Florida; and we parameterized predictive adoption models for price-based (PC) and nonprice-based (NPC) conservation programs. Notably, results suggest that information about the price elasticity of water demand for a community does encourage PC and NPC adoption; and we found no evidence that PC and NPC adoption is jointly considered by water systems.


Editor(s):
Bosch, Darrell J.
Marchant, Mary A.
Issue Date:
2014-02
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/169000
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 46, Number 1
Page range:
41-56
Total Pages:
16
JEL Codes:
Q24; Q30; Q50




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