Following her study of tourism and water in Bali, Stroma Cole gave a seminar on the topic with the deliberately provocative title “Is Tourism Killing Babies?”. In it she stated that “despite being Indonesia’s second most prosperous province it has a higher prevalence of diarrhoea and deaths of toddlers and infants than the national average”.
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- It is estimated that 65% of Bali’s water is used by the tourism industry
- Bali now has 77,500 hotel rooms – up from 40,000 in 2002
- The IDEP Foundation are calling on all Balinese civil, business, political and spiritual leadership, to take action in saving and protecting Bali’s freshwater.
- Read the original article on the Equality in Tourism website.
- Follow Equality in Tourism on Twitter.
- Download Stroma Cole’s latest paper on the issue, “Tourism and water inequality in Bali: A Social-Ecological Systems analysis”.