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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Michael
dc.contributor.authorCarlsen, Jack
dc.contributor.editorMalcolm Wells, Dirk Reiser, and Alison Dunn
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T13:00:49Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T13:00:49Z
dc.date.created2011-05-22T20:02:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationCarlsen, Jack and Hughes, Michael. 2010. Limits to Tourism and Recreation in Water Catchments, in Wells, M. and Reiser, D. and Dunn, A. (ed), 20th Annual CAUTHE (Council of Australian Universities for Tourism and Hospitality Education) Conference, Feb 9 2010. Hobart, TAS: University of Tasmania.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/27730
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Increase attention has been focussed on tourism and recreation access to public lands reserved for specific purposes, such as water catchments. Land based activities such as hiking, horse riding, motor and mountain biking, abseiling and off-road driving as well as water based activities (canoeing, fishing, swimming) have all been deemed by water managers as a risk to drinking water quality. Increasing demand has increased pressure for tourism and recreation access to these areas. The question then becomes, what level of risk to drinking water quality is posed by these activities? Also, what is the most appropriate management regime for tourism and recreation in water catchments?This paper is based on a review of the legislative, historical and current framework for managing public water catchment areas and drinking water sources in South Western Australia. The review includes an assessment of catchment management regimes in other states of Australia as well as in the United Kingdom and Canada. Management regimes range from total exclusion (as practiced in Western Australia) to managed tourism and recreation use of water catchments (as in Queensland and Victoria). Management of water catchments requires high levels of co-operation between government agencies responsible for land management, water quality and tourism and recreation and the adoption of integrated catchment management strategies is essential.

dc.publisherUniversity of Tasmania
dc.subjectWestern Australia
dc.subjectland access
dc.subjectdrinking water catchments
dc.subjectrecreation
dc.subjectnature based tourism
dc.titleLimits to Tourism and Recreation in Water Catchments
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleChallenge the limits. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Council of Australian Universities for Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference
dcterms.source.seriesChallenge the limits. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Council of Australian Universities for Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference
dcterms.source.isbn978 1 86295 560 8
dcterms.source.conference20th Annual Council of Australian Universities for Tourism and Hospitality Education Conference
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateFeb 9 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationHobart, Tasmania
dcterms.source.placeHobart, Tasmania
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