The Wageningen University & Research (WUR) hosted between June 24 and 26 the kick-off meeting of the SIMTWIST European project (Simulating tourism water consumption with stakeholders), selected in the Water JPI 2018 Closing the Water Cycle Gap call. The Interuniversity Institute of Geography (University of Alicante, UA), together with the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering (Università di Bologna, UNIBO), are the project partners duly coordinated by the Department of Environmental Sciences (WUR), that lasts for 3 years (starting on June 1, 2019).
With a total budget of 629,364 euro, the project aims to improve the understanding of the tourism water footprint and to help reduce tourism stakeholders’ contributions to water scarcity in tourism destinations by informing public and private decision-makers about the effectiveness of different types of interventions.
The next annual meeting will take place in Alicante in June 2020.
Interuniversity Institute of Geography (Alicante)
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