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This studentship aims to understand demand for potable water from businesses in the tourism sector in the South West of England - an issue that has not yet been explored in depth.

Impacts of Tourism on Potable Water Supply: An investigation of the South West Water Region

Partner

South West Water

Project team

Prof. Tim Coles
Dr. Suraje Dessai

Abby McMillan (PhD Researcher)

About the project

Water is an essential resource in the management of tourism, yet it is one that is routinely overlooked. This studentship aims to understand demand for potable water from businesses in the tourism sector in the South West of England. Specifically, it will explore the use of water among accommodation providers and visitor attractions in Devon and Cornwall as a means to assess their projected requirements in the future. Estimates of this nature are vital to water industry investment planning and informing the evidence base for policy in the areas of tourism, water resources and sustainable development. The project will employ a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and some knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) may be useful.

Themes

Service Processes and Operations
Travel, Transport and Sustainability

Type

CASE Studentship

Outputs

Presentations

'The Impacts of Tourism on Potable Water Supply: An Investigation of the South West Water Region'

Showcase Event
08/06/2011
Presentation slides - McMillan  Short podcast - McMillan