WTTC Releases Findings on Journey & Tourism’s Water Utilization

The World Journey & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Saudi-based Sustainable Tourism World Heart have launched new knowledge concerning the international journey and tourism trade’s water utilization, publicly introduced on the United Nations’ 2023 Water Convention.

In accordance with the report, the trade’s complete water utilization in 2021 is 0.6 % of world water use. Again in 2019, this quantity was 0.9 %. Direct water use is even much less, at 0.1 % of world water utilization in 2021. These figures additionally display that almost all of the trade’s water utilization is from oblique sources, akin to agriculture and meals manufacturing, which comprise one-third of the trade’s water footprint.


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WTTC Releases Findings on Journey & Tourism’s Water Utilization

The report additionally exhibits how the journey trade in Europe and Africa lowered direct water use from 2010 to 2019. Each areas noticed a drop of their direct water consumption, a drop of 8 % in Europe and 6 % in Africa.

“This ground-breaking new knowledge reveals our sector’s water consumption for the primary time ever, revealing that Journey & Tourism makes use of lower than 1% of the water used world wide, with the overwhelming majority of that utilization coming from the sector’s provide chain. The info additionally exhibits that whereas the sector has grown economically world wide, its direct-use water depth has decreased,” stated Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO.

“The info is probably the most in-depth research of the sector’s water use, and just like the world-first local weather footprint knowledge we launched at our World Summit in Riyadh final 12 months, we will additionally reveal particular person nations’ Journey & Tourism sector’s water footprints,” Simpson continued. “It will allow governments to work with the sector to additional cut back water utilization.”

The analysis covers water utilization throughout 185 nations and is anticipated to be revised every year as new knowledge turns into obtainable.

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