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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Special sessions : Watercity: triggering residential water conservation through social persuasive technology
Watercity: triggering residential water conservation through social persuasive technology
Author : BABIS MAGOUTAS(1), NIKOS PAPAGEORGIOU(1), FAY MISICHRONI(1) & GREGORIS MENTZAS(1)
ABSTRACT
In this paper we present WaterCity, a web-based social network application, aiming to change the attitudes and
practices of urban communities of residential consumers towards pro-environmental behavior with respect to water use.
WaterCity leverages the power of persuasive strategies when combined with social networking applications, with the aim
to induce user behavioral change with respect to water conservation. Thought WaterCity, which can be seen as an
aggregator of social motivation and other behavioral factors into an easily accessible platform, households can receive
information and feedback about their water consumption, compare their consumption to that of similar others and set
and monitor water reduction goals. WaterCity will be evaluated in terms of usability and potential towards behavioral
change in the context of the WatERP project at two European cities: Karlsruhe and Barcelona.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Special sessions
Date Published : 19/08/2015
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