Reclaiming Water Rights
Centre for Responsible Tourism carried out a research in Water equity in tourism. Badayl-Alternatives served as consultant and writer for the report which has now become the basis of a UK-based campaign – Demand an end to Water Injustice in Goa -. The study established that poorly regulated tourism development in Goa is impacting negatively upon water availability, accessibility and quality for many local households.The research indicated that there is growing concern among the people of Goa about the ways in which weakly monitored consumption and irresponsible disposal of water by hotels and, resorts. These concerns include: depleting groundwater and wells, polluting waterways and beaches, appropriating public water supplies to the detriment of communities and livelihoods, including small-scale tourism entrepreneurs, and forcing households to abandon wells and depend on limited and unreliable piped supplies, and undermining the long-term sustainability of tourism development in Goa, upon which so many livelihoods depend.
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