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BU Impacts of Tourism on Water & The Environment Video Analysis Q&A Discussion

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Question Description

I’m trying to study for my Environmental Science course and I need some help to understand this question.

Part A

Impacts of tourism on water and the environment

Instructions:

Watch the video below on the Great Barrier Reef and answer the following questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=195&v=DygyYL4dylU&feature=emb_logo#t=0m1s


(Video title: Visit the Great Barrier Reef – posted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 3:15)

Video questions

  • What are the potential impacts of tourists on the water and on the Great Barrier Reef?
  • What can tourists do to limit their impact on the Great Barrier Reef?


  • Read the following news article (see link below) about a beach closure in Thailand. Why did they close the beach and do you think these types of closures are effective?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/03/thailand-bay-made-famous-by-the-beach-closed-indefinitely

Ellis-Peterson, H. (2018) Thailand Bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely. The Guardian 3 October.

Part B

Climate change and tourism endangering coral reefs

Instructions:

The Dominican Republic depends heavily on the tourism industry. Watch the video below on the Coral Gardens conservation project in The Dominican Republic and answer the following questions.

https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-and-tourism-endangering-coral-reefs/av-52761964

(Web Page Article Title: Climate Change and tourism endangering coral reefs posted on DW)

Video questions

  • What are the impacts of climate change shown in the video?
  • How is water being used by the tourism industry as shown in the video?
  • How does the Coral Gardens conservation project in The Dominican Republic work and what challenges does the project face?

Part C.

Mass Tourism and Water Use

The following article focuses on the relationship between mass tourism and water use in the Costa Brava in Spain.The authors examine water use in hotels in a high-density area. The study was conducted through face-to-face interview led surveys of 53 hotels. Read the following article and answer the questions below.

Gabarda-Lammorqui, A., Garcie, X. and Ribas, A. (2017) Mass tourism and water efficiency in the hotel industry: A case study. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 61 (February 2017) 82-93.

You can access the article by the link below or paste the title of the article in the OMNI search engine in the Brock University Library webpage.

https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.library.brocku.ca/science/article/pii/S0278431916304170

Article Questions

  • In Section 2 of the article (Literature Review), the authors name three main categories to identify the factors that influence the use of water by hotels worldwide. These categories are: (1) physical characteristics, (2) facilities and leisure structures that require water, and (3) business and environmental management models. For each of these three main categories, identify some examples of how water use can be measured or examined.

  • Section 5 of the article presents the Results of the study and Section 6 presents the Conclusion. Identify at a minimum three interesting findings from the article and indicate what use these three findings could be to those responsible for water use management working either in a hotel or in government.

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Lab Assignment # 5 Tourism, Recreation and Water (Individual Assignment) “While water is the foundational resource for a range of tourist activities, from beach visits and swimming, to boating and fishing, to diving and snorkelling or just ‘cooling down’ at water theme parks, the diverse functions of water embedded in a holiday product are often less obvious, as are the full water requirements and costs involved to make available this resource.” (Gössling, Hall and Scott 2015, xix). In this lab you will be exploring the relationship between tourism, recreation and water. As indicated by, Gössling, Hall, and Scott (2015) water is not only important in tourist activities, and destination marketing, fresh water is also needed for food and drink consumption, to fill swimming pools, irrigate gardens and golf courses, do laundry but also for hygienic purposes such as showers, flushing toilets, hand washing and cleaning the resort. When people travel abroad, many purchase bottled water over concerns about water quality and thereby contribute to plastic waste. Climate change is also causing an impact on the marine environments used by the tourism industry. Gössling, S., Hall, C.M. and Scott, D. (2015) Tourism and Water. Channel View Publications. NOTE: If a web link does not open automatically, copy the web link and paste it in a Google Crome web browser. Part A Impacts of tourism on water and the environment Instructions: Watch the video below on the Great Barrier Reef and answer the following questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=195&v=DygyYL4dylU&feature=emb_logo#t=0m1s (Video title: Visit the Great Barrier Reef – posted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 3:15) Video questions 1. What are the potential impacts of tourists on the water and on the Great Barrier Reef? 2. What can tourists do to limit their impact on the Great Barrier Reef? 3. Read the following news article (see link below) about a beach closure in Thailand. Why did they close the beach and do you think these types of closures are effective? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/03/thailand-bay-made-famous-by-the-beach-closed-indefinitely Ellis-Peterson, H. (2018) Thailand Bay made famous by The Beach closed indefinitely. The Guardian 3 October. Part B Climate change and tourism endangering coral reefs Instructions: The Dominican Republic depends heavily on the tourism industry. Watch the video below on the Coral Gardens conservation project in The Dominican Republic and answer the following questions. https://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-and-tourism-endangering-coral-reefs/av-52761964 (Web Page Article Title: Climate Change and tourism endangering coral reefs posted on DW) Video questions 1. What are the impacts of climate change shown in the video? 2. How is water being used by the tourism industry as shown in the video? 3. How does the Coral Gardens conservation project in The Dominican Republic work and what challenges does the project face? Part C. Mass Tourism and Water Use The following article focuses on the relationship between mass tourism and water use in the Costa Brava in Spain. The authors examine water use in hotels in a high-density area. The study was conducted through face-to-face interview led surveys of 53 hotels. Read the following article and answer the questions below. Gabarda-Lammorqui, A., Garcie, X. and Ribas, A. (2017) Mass tourism and water efficiency in the hotel industry: A case study. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 61 (February 2017) 82-93. You can access the article by the link below or paste the title of the article in the OMNI search engine in the Brock University Library webpage. https://www-sciencedirect-com.proxy.library.brocku.ca/science/article/pii/S0278431916304170 Article Questions 1. In Section 2 of the article (Literature Review), the authors name three main categories to identify the factors that influence the use of water by hotels worldwide. These categories are: (1) physical characteristics, (2) facilities and leisure structures that require water, and (3) business and environmental management models. For each of these three main categories, identify some examples of how water use can be measured or examined. 2. Section 5 of the article presents the Results of the study and Section 6 presents the Conclusion. Identify at a minimum three interesting findings from the article and indicate what use these three findings could be to those responsible for water use management working either in a hotel or in government. ...
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Running head: TOURISM, RECREATION AND WATER

Tourism, Recreation, and Water
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Part A

Coral reefs around the universe are affected by both anthropogenic and natural aspects,
where tourism plays a critical role. Poorly managed activities by tourists like diving, snorkeling,
and sailing have a tremendous adverse implication on the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef. In
the Great Barrier Reef, tourism is a great trade that has more than one million visitors, who result
in some developments (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 2017). The marine ecosystem is affected
by debris and dirt that is deposited into the water. The corals experience stress when tourists
pollute, break off, or touch some segments of the reef accidentally.
Change in human behavior is vital in minimizing the adverse implications of tourism
activities on the Great Coral Re...

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