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Understanding reductions in water consumption in tourist areas: a case study of the Costa Brava, Spain

With nearly three million tourists per year, the Costa Brava (Spain) is one of the most frequently visited tourist areas on the Mediterranean coast. The aim of this article is to understand its hydrosocial cycle and to identify why water consumption per capita is decreasing in the region. Overall, this decrease is not related to a single factor. Instead, many factors, including the incorporation of technological and institutional innovations in water management, increasing levels of social awareness related to saving water, the introduction of alternative water resources, and increasing water prices, must be considered together

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (government of Spain) through the project Analysis of Trends and Resilience Strategies in Use and Water Consumption in Tourist Areas: The Case of the Costa Brava [CSO2013-41262-P]

© International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2016, vol. 32, núm. 6, p. 1-19

Taylor and Francis

Author: Gabarda Mallorquí, Ariadna
Ribas Palom, Anna
Date: 2016 February 24
Abstract: With nearly three million tourists per year, the Costa Brava (Spain) is one of the most frequently visited tourist areas on the Mediterranean coast. The aim of this article is to understand its hydrosocial cycle and to identify why water consumption per capita is decreasing in the region. Overall, this decrease is not related to a single factor. Instead, many factors, including the incorporation of technological and institutional innovations in water management, increasing levels of social awareness related to saving water, the introduction of alternative water resources, and increasing water prices, must be considered together
The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (government of Spain) through the project Analysis of Trends and Resilience Strategies in Use and Water Consumption in Tourist Areas: The Case of the Costa Brava [CSO2013-41262-P]
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0790-0627 (versió paper)
1360-0648 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/13693
Language: eng
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Collection: MINECO/PE 2014-2016/CSO2013-41262-P
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2016.1142861
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Is part of: © International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2016, vol. 32, núm. 6, p. 1-19
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Subject: Aigua -- Consum -- Catalunya -- Costa Brava
Water consumption -- Catalonia -- Costa Brava
Aigua -- Abastament -- Catalunya -- Costa Brava
Water-supply -- Catalonia -- Costa Brava
Turisme sostenible
Sustainable tourism
Title: Understanding reductions in water consumption in tourist areas: a case study of the Costa Brava, Spain
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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