Residential water consumption, motivation for conserving water and the continuing tragedy of the commons.

@article{CorralVerdugo2002ResidentialWC,
  title={Residential water consumption, motivation for conserving water and the continuing tragedy of the commons.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Corral-Verdugo and Martha Fr{\'i}as-Armenta and Faviola P{\'e}rez-Urias and Virginia Ordu{\~n}a-Cabrera and Noelia Espinoza-Gallego},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={527-35}
}
This paper explores the effect of the perception of externalities (PE) on residential water consumption. Externalities occur when individuals make decisions that harm others, without concern for the impact or feeling a need to compensate for the harm. The aim of this study was to investigate whether PE affects people's motivation to conserve water, and, consequently, the practice of residential water consumption. Two hundred eighty Mexican citizens responded to a questionnaire investigating how… CONTINUE READING