"Eat cooked, drink boiled" - A study on Vietnamese household usage behaviour

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"Eat cooked, drink boiled" - A study on Vietnamese household usage behaviour

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dc.contributor.author Nghiem, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-02T09:09:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-02T09:09:03Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/25670
dc.description.abstract Vietnam is a country that is characterized by a dense river network, experiencing a rapid economic growth, and still faces challenges with supplying enough water for the residents due to increased pollution levels. With water being perceived as one of the most stressed resources today, there is a need of understanding water usage behaviour. To fill in the gap in knowledge and provide a better understanding of the attitudes and the perceptions of household consumption behaviour could be a key to water savings on local and global levels. This field study was carried out in Hai Phong, the third largest city in Vietnam, as the potential of generalizing the result to other fast-growing cities and urban areas of the country was identified. In order to reach an improved understanding of water usage behaviour, the field study was of multi-design nature and was conducted by combining semi-structured interviews, water-diaries and observations. The results show that water usage behaviour is strongly determined by interpersonal trust issues which in most cases lead to an excess water consumption. The lack of trust did however also generate a cautiousness in water treatment routines, which could turn into a water savings behaviour. Other factors that affect water usage behaviour were seasonal aspects and cultural traditions perceptions. Despite the interpersonal trust issues, the institutional trust proved to be greater than expected while the role of marketing and information-based messages proved to influence behaviour. Based on this, water authorities have the potential of encouraging behaviour changes in upcoming challenges. en_US
dc.format.extent 52 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject water sv_SE
dc.subject vietnam sv_SE
dc.subject behaviour sv_SE
dc.subject attitude sv_SE
dc.subject perception sv_SE
dc.subject water usage behaviour sv_SE
dc.subject trust issues sv_SE
dc.subject urbanization sv_SE
dc.title "Eat cooked, drink boiled" - A study on Vietnamese household usage behaviour en_US
dc.type M2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok LifeEarthScience en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Ewald, Göran
dc.contributor.supervisor Dabaieh, Marwa
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 US
mahlocal.xprt.program Miljövetenskap - Människa, miljö, samhälle
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