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Why doesn’t every family practice rainwater harvesting? Factors that affect the decision to adopt rainwater harvesting as a household water security strategy in central Uganda

Staddon, C; Rogers, J; Warriner, C; Ward, S; Powell, W

Authors

Chad Staddon Chad.Staddon@uwe.ac.uk
Professor/Associate Head of Department: Research and Scholarship

J Rogers

C Warriner

Dr Sarah Ward Sarah10.Ward@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Community Resilience (within CWCR)

W Powell wayne2.powell@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

This article investigates the reasons householders do, and don’t, adopt domestic rainwater harvesting (DRWH). Using a mixed-methods research approach, we collected data in three districts in central Uganda. Factors that emerged as important with respect to uptake of DWRH to address water shortage, especially at the household scale, include the work of intermediary organizations, finance mechanisms, life course dynamics and land tenure.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 31, 2018
Journal Water International
Print ISSN 0250-8060
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 8
Pages 1114-1135
APA6 Citation Staddon, C., Rogers, J., Warriner, C., Ward, S., & Powell, W. (2018). Why doesn’t every family practice rainwater harvesting? Factors that affect the decision to adopt rainwater harvesting as a household water security strategy in central Uganda. Water International, 43(8), 1114-1135. https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1535417
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1535417
Keywords rainwater harvesting, adoption, policy, Uganda
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02508060.2018.1535417

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