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Using the Receptivity model to uncover 'urine blindness': perceptions on the re-use of urine

Roma, E; Benoit, N; Buckley, C; Bell, SJ; (2013) Using the Receptivity model to uncover 'urine blindness': perceptions on the re-use of urine. Waste Management and Research , 31 (6) pp. 648-654. 10.1177/0734242X13482160. Green open access

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Abstract

Population growth, climatic changes and over-exploitation of natural resources are at the basis of the world’s food crisis, which counts almost one million people without sufficient food sustenance. These changes require novel environmental practices which are based on nutrient recovery and management in agriculture. This contribution analyses and discusses users’ perceptions on re-use of urine as fertilizer through the lenses of the Receptivity model. A search was performed on Scopus (as well as other web search engines) using the keywords: urine, nutrient recovery and sanitation. Results shows how questions related to awareness, association, acquisition and application of the environmental change can represent hurdles to novel models of nutrient recovery and the use of urine in agriculture. Examples of hurdles identified from the literature relate to poor understanding of potential for urine reuse, social stigma attached to using dry sanitation and applying urine in agriculture and poor operational knowledge of application of urine in agriculture. Conclusion relates to the illustration of implications of such challenges on the design of environmental interventions.

Type: Article
Title: Using the Receptivity model to uncover 'urine blindness': perceptions on the re-use of urine
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/0734242X13482160
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0734242X13482160
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2013. Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav
Keywords: Waste management, urine reuse, fertilizers, Receptivity, user perceptions, developing countries
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1388966
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