Streaming issues? Report here
money-show-thumbnailjpg
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Tonight with Lester Kiewit
See full line-up
The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

Are smart meters the answer to saving water?

7 August 2019 5:08 PM
Tags:
Water
#waterwatch
Smart Water Meter Challenge
Smart water metering sytem
#watercrisis
Environmental Policy Research Unit Centre director Martine Visser explains the research conducted on behavioural water change.

Does having a smart water meter to measure your water consumption change your water behaviour?

Cape Town made world headlines in 2018 as a major city on the brink of seeing its taps run dry.

Researchers from the Environmental Policy Research Unit conducted research on 105 schools in the Western Cape where they tested two behavioural treatments: information feedback and social comparison in the form of an inter-school competition.

When we do the intervention we want to see what kind of information leads to behavioural change and to what extent is that change lasting over time.

Martine Visser, Centre director - Environmental Policy Research Unit

There is a wide range of behavioural insights that one may use. In this study, we worked with 120 schools.

Martine Visser, Centre director - Environmental Policy Research Unit

Listen to the full interview below...


7 August 2019 5:08 PM
Tags:
Water
#waterwatch
Smart Water Meter Challenge
Smart water metering sytem
#watercrisis

More from Local

roxy-davisjpeg

'Power of the ocean forces you to be in the moment, everything else washes away'

9 December 2019 1:55 PM

Roxy Davis runs a surf school in Muizenberg and she dedicates much of her time helping adaptive surfers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150102-Lions-head.jpg

Lion's Head hiking trail safe to use, insists TMNP management

9 December 2019 11:24 AM

Despite some concerns about infrastructure maintenance earlier this year, park management says Lion's Head is now safe for hikers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160111ScarboroughFire03.jpg

Fire crews still battling blaze in Simon's Town

9 December 2019 10:36 AM

Cape Town's fire chief Ian Schnetler says municipal fire crews are working with other firefighting agencies to contain the blaze.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Rush hour traffic cars highway 123rftraffic 123rf

Eye testing machines at Fish Hoek Drivers Licence Testing Station not working

9 December 2019 7:30 AM

Cape Town Mayco Member for Transport Felicity Purchase says the machines are old and need replacing.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180928-ct-n2-highway-edjpg

Farming 'compassion trainer' saves elderly motorist from danger on N2

8 December 2019 1:42 PM

Lead SA: SPCA officer Thembi Nomkala on rescuing an 80-year-old motorist and how his work involves keeping farm animals off N2.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Pylon, electricity, load shedding

Load shedding continues - Stage 2 for Sunday after Stage 1 overnight

8 December 2019 9:12 AM

Eskom has implemented Stage 2 load shedding until 11 pm on Sunday. It says it is "conserving emergency reserves" for the week ahead.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

141203Tutu2.jpg

Family 'hopeful' Tutu will leave hospital early next week

7 December 2019 10:38 AM

The Arch's family has expressed gratitude for South Africans' love and prayers since his hospitalisation on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191128powerjpg

Load shedding to continue through Saturday at Stage 2

7 December 2019 9:12 AM

Eskom says continued load shedding is necessary to enable it to replenish water reserves for its pumped storage schemes.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

refilwe-and-tarryn-tomlinsonjpeg

Differently abled Tarryn Tomlinson is climbing Kilimanjaro for a worthy cause

6 December 2019 11:14 AM

Tarryn developed rheumatoid arthritis at age 18 and is dedicated to helping create accessible spaces for wheelchair access.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Clifton Beach Cape Town coastline 123rflocal 123rflifestyle 123rf

W Cape Premier Alan Winde says province and city are geared up for the season

6 December 2019 7:30 AM

Safety and security during tourism season in the Cape is everybody's responsibility, says Winde.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward