From Challenges to Solutions - Providing the business case
The EarthCheck Research Institute launched its second White Paper on Tourism and Water on 20 March 2014 to coincide with the United Nations World Water Day. This paper, entitled 'From Challenges to Solutions - Providing the business case' provides the tourism industry with evidence-based data on water stress and scarcity in the Asia Pacific region.
In 2013, the EarthCheck Research Institute released its first white paper on Tourism and Water. The white paper provided a global context on water stress, availability and stewardship, and discussed the implications for the tourism industry along the three dimensions of cost, availability and quality. The paper explained that with the ongoing growth in tourism visitation, the Asia-Pacific tourism region must increase understanding of the role it needs to play in water management issues.
Following on from these two international white papers, EarthCheck released a WaterCheck with research partner Ecolab, which provides practical steps for hotel operators.