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TitleWater equity in tourism : a human right, a global responsibility
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsNoble, R, Smith, P, Pattullo, P, Brown, M, Cole, S, Slade, L, Latchford, R, Niang, D, de Gama, A
Secondary TitleTourismConcern research report
Pagination31 p.; ill.; fig.; boxes; photographs
Date Published2012-06-01
PublisherTourismConcern : Action for Ethical Tourism
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Keywordsaccess to water, case studies, drinking water, human rights, water demand, water rights, water supply

In many cases, tourism development is negatively impacting the quality, availability and accessibility of freshwater for local people, amounting to an infringement of their water and sanitation rights. This is posing risks to community health and well-being, hampering socioeconomic mobility
– particularly of women – harming livelihoods, threatening food security, and undermining the sustainability of the tourism sector itself. These issues are explored and evidenced through a series of case studies from five popular tourism destinations in the global South: Zanzibar (Tanzania), Goa and Kerala (South India), The Gambia (West Africa) and Bali (Indonesia). All regions are highly dependent on tourism as a means to generate jobs and economic growth. However, tourism cannot fulfil its potential as a contributor to poverty alleviation and sustainable development while it so often causes the unsustainable depletion and inequitable appropriation of freshwater. [authors abstract]

NotesWith references on p. 30 - 31
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