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Behaviour change: Trialling a novel approach to reduce industrial stormwater pollution.

Boulet, M; Ghafoori, E; Jorgensen, B S; Smith, L D G.
J Environ Manage; 204(Pt 1): 272-281, 2017 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Set 2017 | ID: mdl-28898748
Resumo: The evidence base for the performance and effectiveness of non-structural measures to manage stormwater pollution in industrial areas is relatively underdeveloped, despite their increased use in practice. This study aims to advance stormwater management practice and research by presenting a detailed case study of the development, implementation and evaluation of a targeted behaviour change trial that engaged small to medium industrial businesses in stormwater pollution prevention. Utilising a combination of different behaviour change strategies - including capacity building, social norms and commitment - a number of preventative stormwater pollution behaviours were changed in participating businesses. Our study provides a practice model for tackling stormwater pollution from a behavioural perspective that can be further developed by both practitioners and researchers to create effective and long-lasting change.