Several members of the SIMTWIST project participated in the European Geophysical Union General Assembly 2021, held online between April 19th and April 30th, highlighting some preliminary results for the Benidorm (spain) and Rimini (Italy) case studies.
The Spanish SIMTWIST project partners presented their work in which the topics of interest related to tourist water consumption was analyzed. These topics were identified by scientific researchers, decision-makers and stakeholders from the tourist sector applied to the Benidorm case study.
The Italian partners analyzed the features and patterns that characterize the tourist water consumption in hotels and bathing establishments in Rimini, showing the influence of category, size, opening period, and water-demanding facilities (restaurant, pool, spa, garden, etc.).
In Rimini, the number of water-meter readings declined substantially in the last years: water meters are conventional, meaning that are manually read, and they are aging. However, the municipality is testing a smart-metering approach, installing a set of smart-meters in tourist premises.