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Sustainability Science

Wider Sustainability Projects

Sustainability Science at Southampton

Please see a list below of wider Sustainability Science related research projects, outside of the core SSS Research Themes, which are carried out at the University of Southampton.

Sustainability Science at the University of Southampton
Sustainability Research

The Impact of Price and Information on Water Consumption

The South East of England has been classed by the Environmental Agency as an area of severe water stress. At the end of 2010 the utility responsible for supplying water in Hampshire, Sussex and Kent started a five-year program, known as Universal Metering Program (UMP), to install half a million new water meters in the South East. By the end of 2015, ninety-two per cent of the households in this region will be metered, compared to the current rate of about forty per cent. The aim of this project by Carmine Ornaghi and Mirco Tonin, both in Economics, is to produce a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the UMP on water consumption. In particular, they will investigate the behavioural response of households to the introduction of metered charges and to the information campaigns, run in parallel with metering, raising awareness about the ecological impact of water consumption.

Further details can be found at: http://www.yourwatermeter.co.uk/

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