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Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behaviors for Climate and Water Sustainability

Riley Andrade

  • Graduate Student, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University

Paul Chakalian

  • Graduate Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

Ray Quay

  • Moderator and Director of Stakeholder Relations, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Dave D. White

  • Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Understanding public perceptions and attitudes toward issues such as climate change, water management, drought response, flood mitigation, and heat response is critical to explain and predict individual and collective behaviors. Social science knowledge about attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors is also necessary to inform successful interventions, policies, and solutions for sustainability. During this briefing, an interdisciplinary panel of faculty, research professionals, and graduate students will discuss current research on attitudes and perceptions and implications for public policy. Topics include climate change risk perceptions, attitudes toward water management strategies, social and behavioral influences on individual heat adaptation behaviors, and perceptions of residential landscape management.

Join the discussion.

Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.