South Africa: Water Consumption in Tourism

Dürre im Südlichen Afrika
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The holiday paradise of South Africa beckons with pools, golf courses and wellness. But the country fails in supplying its population with sufficient water. A problem - also for the future viability of tourism.

No Long-Term Plan for Lakshadweep

Insel im Meer
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A planned tourism project in the Indian Union Territory of Lakshadweep meets with resistance from both local people and the scientific community.

The Struggle for Water

The province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica has seen a series of intensive conflicts arising between communities and hotel and residential projects in relation to water. The construction and speculation fever that the area has been subject to since the end of the 1990s has positioned it as …

A Journey to Climate Change

It has not been a popular strategy in tourism marketing to promote a destination by highlighting sensitive or complicated issues. However, in community-based tourism in the Peruvian Andes, this is exactly the course that some incoming agencies and Quechua communities have started to take …

Assessing Tourism's Resource Use

Tourism has entered a period of “Great Acceleration” in humanity’s global environmental impact. Even if efficiency gains were substantial, these would be outpaced by arrival numbers, growth in the average distances travelled, and a trend towards greater resource use intensities in a small …

Tourism Industry Responsible for Water Crisis in Bali

As tourism in Bali enjoys a robust period, the island is struggling to cope with diminishing water resources that have been overexploited to meet the increasing demand for clean water for tourist-related facilities, while the industry has done little to solve the problem, a study concluded …

Thailand: Restrictions sinking sea gypsies

Sanit tried to maintain his stride while walking towards the sea, but everybody knew that he was sick. A while ago, Sanit, who is 36, was diving down more than 20m to collect fish from traps on the seabed and rose to the surface too quickly. That caused him to suffer decompression sickness …

People's Rights First

By Sumesh Mangalassery The decision of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva (2010) that affirms water as a human right is a major success for civil society groups who have been fighting for community water rights for decades. It is considered to be historic and a big step in the right …

Conservation and Tourism to the Detriment of the Bushmen

By Linda Poppe The Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) is situated in central Botswana. It was founded in 1961 in order to provide a home for Botswana's indigenous population and endemic wildlife. Since the mid 1990s, however, the government of Botswana has repeatedly been trying to evict …

Putting Tourism to Rights

By Christina Kamp All actors in tourism have to honour their obligations under the international human rights framework. They have to contribute their part to fully respecting, protecting and fulfilling the human rights of people in tourist destinations, says EED Tourism Watch in a new …

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