Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211891
Title: Motivating household water conservation: A field experiment in Singapore
Authors: Goette L. 
Leong C. 
Qian N. 
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Goette L., Leong C., Qian N. (2019). Motivating household water conservation: A field experiment in Singapore. PLoS ONE 14 (3) : e0211891. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0211891
Abstract: We test and compare different incentives in motivating water conservation using a randomized controlled trial. In a field experiment carried out with Singaporean households, regular feedback was given, with informative, normative and monetary incentives provided to different groups. Evidence shows that all households saved an average of 4 Litres of water per person per day, with no difference in treatment effect found across various groups. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the water saving effect is also found to be more significant with high baseline users, who saved up to 5.9 Litres per person per day. High baseline households also respond more positively to the non-monetary incentives. © 2019 Goette et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153751
ISSN: 19326203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211891
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