[sustainable-tourism] Re: Queries on island development in the Venezuela coast
- Tobi ---
by copy of this note, I am forwarding your query to the sustainable tourism
mailing list --- members of this group may be able to provide some ideas
for your investigations.
>Mercedes Silva, from the Caribbean Tourism Organization, gave me your
>e-mail and widely recommended me to contact you.
>I am currently doing my master's in environmental science at Sydney
>University and the case study i am analyzing is the planed development for
>La Tortuga island in the Venezuela coast. I would be trying to work out
>what will be the most environmentally friendly way to develop the island
>according to the scenario of development under the current master plan for
>the island, which roughly talks about 2,500 hotel rooms and a urban village
>with a capacity of 6,000 people. As well i will try to provide other
>One important aspect of the Thesis is the "green technologies" to be used
>on site to:
>1. Introduce a cost-effective renewable energy technology (solar or wind
>are the main options) to cover part of the total load to power the island;
>2. Provide fresh water by "greener"- cost effective desalination techniques
>(is solar desalination an option?etc.);
>3. Treat waste water; amongst others
>Moreover, i would include other aspects such as socioeconomic, feasibility
>studies etc. and will try to suggest a sustainable development scenario
>that would be the most appropriate for these island.
>A comparative analysis between the different islands in the region would be
>extremely important to see what the island could offer that is not already
>on the market, or putted in other way how could these development compete
>with other destinations in the region keeping its sustainable image? It
>would be useful if you have some statistics on these particular issue.
>If you have any information or comment on any of issues mentioned above,
>they will be highly appreciated.
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