What happens when governments ask the public to report water waste?Ever feel like you're being watched?Rainfall has been low, the mountain snowpack is thin, and Californians are bracing for another year of scarcity. But

​Contextual correlates and conservation outcomes​​Water Resources Research Y. Zhang, M.P. Teodoro & D. Switzer​​​Key PointsParticipatory surveillance is a way for governments to increase water waste monitoring capacity and achieve conservation goalsSocial and institutional aspects