Information-based interventions for household water efficiency in England and Wales: evidence, barriers and learning opportunities

Liang Lu

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Following the call of the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in its recent Water Efficiency and Behaviour Change Rapid Evidence Assessment 2018, this article seeks to understand the key barriers to effective information-based interventions to encourage household water efficiency in England and Wales and their implications. We review the evidence on information provision to conserve water in England and Wales. We then set out the current key barriers, highlight what might have contributed to the barriers and, based on learnings from the literature, clarify some underlying confusion and suggest ways to improve.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-939
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
Issue number6
Early online date13 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


  • Behavioural intervention
  • field experiment
  • social norm
  • water conservation
  • water demand management
  • water efficiency

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