Tourism demand in Africa significantly influences water usage in Africa. For example, the European Economic Agency reported that “a tourist staying in a hotel uses on average one third more water per day than a local inhabitant” (Kotios, Plageras, Galanos, Koutoulakis & Saratsis, 2009). This study validates the problem of poor water distribution in Africa. Another problem with tourism in Africa is that “many tourist areas hotels and other facilities have no own treatment plans and are not connected to any sewage system” (Kotios, Plageras, Galanos, Koutoulakis & Saratsis, 2009). This results in the pollution of surface and groundwater and negatively impacts the quality of freshwater as well as sea water. Overall, in order for water to be accessible to all African individuals containment of tourism pollution and water usage will be a crucial element.
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