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The use of social networks as a strategy to reduce water consumption

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With the advancement of communication, information can be presented and discussed in different locations around the world. In this aspect, the Internet emerges as an essential tool for dissemination and mobilization, especially of young people and adults who commonly use social networks to express their opinion. Issues such as water scarcity, experienced in different parts of the globe, become a recurring subject of discussion in social networks and a critical sense develops socially. The objective of the study was to measure the reduction of water consumption by means of awareness campaigns by students of a Brazilian school in social networks.

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Acknowledgements

In short, our acknowledgments go mainly to the entire population of the city of Murici by hosting our campaign in a very positive way. This change in the habits and customs of the population in our surroundings is fundamental so that through these local examples global changes become possible. The challenge of disseminating environmental education is constant and we will work annually to achieve the expected results. Fruitful discussions like these serve to propagate ideas with such significant impacts bringing innovative solutions and mobilizing people. We are thankful for the student groups for development the actions of this project, as well as we would like to thank all institutions, companies and offices for participating in this campaign. Our acknowledgements are also devoted to the anonymous referees for fruitful suggestions and recommendations through revisions.

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Correspondence to Gentil Luiz da Silva II.

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da Silva, G.L., da Silva, J.B.B., Costa, E. et al. The use of social networks as a strategy to reduce water consumption. Sustain. Water Resour. Manag. 6, 5 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40899-020-00366-y

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Keywords

  • Water consumption
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  • Water management
  • Social networks