Securing the essential: assisting Indigenous communities and their service providers to sustainably manage water and energy supply (ARC Linkage Project led by Griffith University) (2015–2018)

Abstract:
The provision of water and energy supplies to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities is a critical challenge for service providers. The research uses a novel unobtrusive smart metering system, aligned with culturally appropriate consultation with ATSI communities, to reveal patterns of household water and water related-energy consumption. Significantly, the research will identify effective behavioural and technological water and energy efficiency strategies in three remote ATSI communities in QLD, NT and WA. A key outcome is to provide an adaptive evidence-based and community-driven handbook to facilitate the secure long-term supply and efficient use of energy and water resources in remote ATSI communities.
Grant type:
Griffith University
Researchers:
  • VC's Research & Teaching Fellow
    School of Communication and Arts
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Griffith University