oa CSIR Science Scope - Conservation practice improved through social science : water : precious natural resource

Volume 4, Issue 2
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Freshwater, South Africa's scarcest resource, is crucial to sustaining the livelihoods of South Africans and needs to be conserved. Researchers at the CSIR are exploring how people at the community level know and care about freshwater conservation, and the degree to which they act on these knowledge and belief systems. Researchers are looking at factors that influence the attitudes of people towards freshwater and whether the values they hold can be applied to change these attitudes.

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