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A spatial approach for the management of groundwater quality in tourist destinations

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Author(s):
Silva, Kaique Brito [1] ; Mattos, Jonatas Batista [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Geosci, 250 Carlos Gomes St, BR-13083855 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Bahia, Inst Geosci, PPGeo, Barao de Jeremoabo St, Ondina Univ Campus, BR-40170020 Salvador, BA - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: TOURISM MANAGEMENT; v. 79, AUG 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Water resources and tourism need to be thought of in an integrated way, in order to provide urban planners and tourism managers with tools to promote water security and water equity. The objective of this paper was to apply an index capable of identify problems at the water-tourism interface, based on a spatial approach in GIS, meant to support the management of groundwater quality in tourist destinations. This index was applied to a tourist destination in northeastern Brazil, which uses groundwater to maintain its tourism infrastructure. The geographic phenomenon analyzed showed a spatial pattern between water use and tourism, with probable influences in hydrochemistry of groundwater. We suggest that the use of the propose index associated to GIS may be part of strategic planning efforts contemplating the interaction between tourism, urban management and water security, thus guaranteeing the infrastructure essential to strengthening the economy of a tourist destination. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/09401-1 - PLANNING OF RIVER BASINS APPLIED TO RISKS OF FLOODINGS: AN ANALYSIS FROM THE RIVER BASIN COMMITTEES
Grantee:Raul Reis Amorim
Support type: Regular Research Grants