The role of information on farmers' willingness to use recycled water for irrigation
Tsagarakis, K. P. and Georgantzis, N. (2003) The role of information on farmers' willingness to use recycled water for irrigation. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 3 (4). pp. 105-113. ISSN 0273-1223
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In this paper are identified several factors which affect a potential user's willingness to use recycled water for agricultural irrigation. This study is based on the results of a survey carried out among farmers in the island of Crete, Greece. It was found that a higher level of income and education are positively correlated with a respondent's willingness to use recycled water. Income and education are also positively correlated with a potential user's sensitivity to information on the advantages of using non-conventional water resources. Overall, extra information on the advantages of recycled water has a statistically significant impact on reported degrees of willingness to use recycled water.