Title: Attitudes toward sustainability between Indians and Americans on water reuse for different purposes at airports

Authors: Ismael Cremer; Stephen Rice; Scott R. Winter

Addresses: Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32904, USA ' Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32904, USA ' Florida Institute of Technology, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32904, USA

Abstract: Recent studies have focused on understanding the public's perceptions of risk with respect to general reuse projects (Dolnicar et al., 2011; Toze, 2006; Bagget et al., 2006). These studies have shown varying attitudes toward water reuse and are necessary to assess the public's risk perception and acceptance of water reuse before implementing it. To date, no studies have examined passenger's attitudes toward the water reuse concepts at airports. 404 participants from India and the USA answered questions related to their attitudes toward various types of water reuse at airports. The results demonstrate that there are differences between cultures with respect to attitudes toward water reuse, and attitudes become more negative as degree of contact increases. Furthermore, the results indicate that there is a high correlation between participant scores from the commitment to environmental sustainability attitude scale and the attitude scores regarding type of water use.

Keywords: aviation industry; airports; water reuse; sustainable development; sustainability attitudes; public perceptions; reuse projects; recycling; India; USA; United States; risk perception; passenger attitudes; airline passengers; culture; cultural differences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2015.070371

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2015 Vol.1 No.3, pp.234 - 244

Received: 09 Aug 2014
Accepted: 03 Oct 2014

Published online: 03 Jul 2015 *

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