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Measuring tourist's water footprint in a mountain destination of Northwest Yunnan, China
Yang Mingyu; Hens, Luc; De Wulf, Robert; Ou Xiaokun
Corresponding AuthorYang, MY (reprint author), Yunnan Univ, Inst Ecol & Geobot, Kunming 650091, Peoples R China.
2011-10
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume8Issue:5Pages:682–693
AbstractMonitoring and minimizing tourist's water consumption is essential for the sustainable development of mountain destinations in the world. However, available data and a generally accepted protocol on such measurement are still limited. This study uses water footprint accounting to quantify tourist's water demand in the Liming valley, a World Heritage site and a rapidly growing tourism destination in Northwest Yunnan, China. Both the water for direct and indirect use is taken into account based on the consumptive behavior of the tourists in the valley. Data were collected through guesthouse monitoring and a tourist survey in the 2005 tourist season. The results indicate that an average tourist leaves behind a footprint of 5.2 m(3) on local water resources per day. Food production and waste dilution are the two most important water consumption factors. The results also show tourists consume more water than the local residents on per capita basis. This suggests more commitment is necessary to cope with this stress by individual tourists. Management implications to make water use more sustainable in mountain destinations are derived from this study.
KeywordTourism Mountain Destination Water Demand Footprint Accounting Sustainable Development Northwest Yunnan
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/5867
CollectionJournal of Mountain Science _Journal of Mountain Science-2011_Vol8 No.5
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Yang Mingyu,Hens, Luc,De Wulf, Robert,et al. Measuring tourist's water footprint in a mountain destination of Northwest Yunnan, China[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2011,8(5):682–693.
APA Yang Mingyu,Hens, Luc,De Wulf, Robert,&Ou Xiaokun.(2011).Measuring tourist's water footprint in a mountain destination of Northwest Yunnan, China.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,8(5),682–693.
MLA Yang Mingyu,et al."Measuring tourist's water footprint in a mountain destination of Northwest Yunnan, China".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 8.5(2011):682–693.
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