Image Database Export Citations


Environmental and Management Constraints on Tourism in Varna Bay, Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Moncheva, Snejana
dc.contributor.author Racheva, Eleonora
dc.contributor.author Kamburska, Lyudmila
dc.contributor.author D'Hernoncourt, Johanna
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T21:36:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T21:36:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8565
dc.description.abstract "We used the systems approach framework (SAF) to study the conflict between the development of tourism and marine environmental quality in Varna Bay, a critical regional policy issue selected for study after stakeholder consultation. Water quality is of central importance to the tourism industry, as a minimum level of water clarity is required to make the water attractive for swimming and bathing. Rampant development of coastal resorts in Varna Bay has led to water-quality deterioration because the tourism capacity has expanded without concurrent increases in the capacity to collect and treat sewage. We used a numerical model to simulate the Secchi depth (as a proxy for transparency) as a function of the nitrogen loading and total suspended solids. The SAF proved valuable for illustrating the relationship between bathing water quality and the capacity of sewer systems and wastewater treatment plants, and it was helpful in evaluating policy options, even though it does not yet allow precise quantitative prediction of water quality. Results indicate that a combination of storm water management by sewer system improvement (reducing direct runoff by 80%) with construction and upgrading of wastewater treatment plants to 75% nitrogen removal could achieve the improved water quality needed to prevent a failure of recent major investments in the tourist industry, with consequent loss of jobs and profits." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject coastal regions en_US
dc.subject tourism en_US
dc.subject systems en_US
dc.subject simulations--models en_US
dc.title Environmental and Management Constraints on Tourism in Varna Bay, Bulgarian Black Sea Coast en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Bulgaria en_US
dc.subject.sector New Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Environmental a ... n Tourism in Varna Bay.pdf 713.9Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show simple item record