The Effect of Non-pecuniary-based Incentive Mechanisms to Reduce Water Usage at the Household Level and to Achieve Positive Environmental Outcomes
Global Business Review, 2020, vol. 21, issue 5, 1232-1248
There has been a sixfold increase in global water use over the twentieth century. The study answers the question, â€˜how can scarce water be saved in an efficient manner?â€™ The current study uses the non-pecuniary incentive, â€˜neighbourhood comparisonâ€™, as a tool for giving signals to water users. This study stresses on the negative linkage between water usage by households and â€˜neighbourhood comparisonâ€™ in the Indian context. The field survey of this study considers household-level data related to water usage. In the present study, it is revealed that â€˜neighbourhood comparisonâ€™ message causes significant reductions in water consumption per capita.
Keywords: Water resources; environmental outcome; water conservation; impact evaluation; randomized control trials (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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