Example of a call for action: reducing domestic water consumption in Cape Town [Article]
To inspire the preparation of
your call for action, we invite you to explore the mechanisms that were
put in place in Cape Town in 2018 to reduce domestic water
uses in order to cope with the consequences of the drought.
the following article illustrating how local administrators worked with
researchers at the University of Cape Town to test strategies to nudge
domestic users into reducing their water use, and the outcomes of their
work: it is an interesting example of how knowledge can be applied to
cope with climate change implications for water resources and uses. The authors also list several actions that can be implemented to promote beahvioural change.
If you wish to learn more about the theories and behavioural models behind that experience, you can also read the following scientific paper: