SIMTWIST is a three-year project funded by JPI WATER aiming to address (future) water scarcity involving the tourist sector in two case-study areas: Benidorm (Spain) and Rimini (Italy). These two places have been significantly affected in the past decades by the increase of tourism and increasing water scarcity in the form of periodic droughts.
Simulating Tourism Water Consumption with Stakeholders
In many coastal mass tourism destinations, water resources are scarce,. As water availability decreases and water demand increases, the need to limit consumption will come to the fore, especially in the tourism sector. But how to understand tourism-water consumption and its relation with water scarcity? What type of policies need to be proposed to reduce water consumption most effectively?