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Water Equity in Tourism: A Human Right - A Global Responsibility

Water Equity in Tourism


New report highlights water injustice

Poorly regulated tourism and weak water governance are undermining access to water and sanitation for many peope in the global South.

This inequity is leading to social conflict, while hampering the tourism sector’s contribution to wider sustainable development.

Our latest hard-hitting report explores these issues through five case studies from Bali, The Gambia, Zanzibar, and Goa and Kerala in Southern India. It offers 9 Principles of Water Equity in Tourism, plus recommendations for governments, the tourism industry and civil society.

The report, Water Equity in Tourism: A Human Right, a Global Responsibility, was launched on July 9th at a special event at Portcullis House in London and is available to download here.

In the mean time please take a look at our campaign actions and help us to fight water injustice in the tourism industry...

Download the full report | Read about our approach to this research | Read the Principles of Water Equity in Tourism | Read the recommendations from the report | Water Equity in Tourism homepage

What you can do...

Take action - End water injustice in Goa

Take action - Save Alleppey in Kerala from excessive tourism

Take action - Sign the WET pledge and turn up the water pressure

Save water while on holiday - top tips

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