Title: Socio-cultural determinants of water utilisation: Hérault river basin case study (France) 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Loubier, S. (2004) French Final Report - 'Socio-cultural determinants of water utilisation: Hérault river basin case study (France)'. 
Author 1/Producer: Loubier, S. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.aquadapt.net/pdf/FR_Final_Report_WP2.pdf  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
 
Short description: In the framework of the AQUADAPT European funded project (contract : EVK1-CT- 2001-00104), the work pakage 2 research activities aim at identifying the socio-cultural determinants of water utilisation in four national case studies (France, England, Spain and Slovenia). This report presents the Hérault river basin (France) results where the BRGM realised a survey based on a sample of 400 households representatives of the Hérault river basin population. The questionnaire is composed by about 80 questions that allow to identify behaviours, attitudes and perceptions related to water in general. Results are analyse using basic frequencies analysis, khi2 independence tests, multiple correspondence analyse and agglomerative hierarchical clustering. We then define five water profiles: (i) perception of the water within the environment, (ii) perception of the drinking water, (iii) attitudes face to water pricing, (iv) water saving behaviours and (v) attitudes face to alternative water resources. Based on this five profiles, we attempt to define some households profiles for the whole Hérault river basin, named 'national user profile' in the report. 
Link to Project(s): AQUADAPT Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource management under changing utilisation conditions at catchment level: A co-evolutionary approach
 
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