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dc.contributor.advisorByrne, Jason
dc.contributor.authorXu, Bixiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:22:49Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:22:49Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/1431
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365805
dc.description.abstractWater security has emerged as a significant international concern in recent decades. Climate change, rapid urbanisation, and burgeoning global tourism are compounding water provision problems in many countries. Australia and China are two examples. The driest inhabited continent on Earth, Australia has recently experienced its worst drought in recorded history. The nation is also dealing with high urban population growth. Residents' water demands are heightened by large numbers of tourists. China is the world's largest fresh water consumer. Although China has many fresh water sources, rapid economic growth, unprecedented rates of urbaisation, and a burgeoning tourism industry are impacting water security. Paradoxically, both countries also have a thriving water-based theme park industry. Theme parks are a major element in global tourism and exact heavy environmental impacts, especially upon water resources. But there is scant environmental planning research on theme parks. Extant research has found that theme parks are fraught with environmental problems, including habitat degradation, pollution, and water resource depletion. Water-based theme parks (WBTPs) are especially water-intensive and have experienced substantial international growth in recent decades. Yet very few studies have assessed the environmental impacts of water-based theme park tourism, leaving a significant gap in our knowledge of water planning and management.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsWater resources planning Australiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWater resources planning Chinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTheme park tourism Australiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTheme park tourism Chinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWater security Australiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordsWater security Chinaen_US
dc.titleWater Planning and Management in Theme Park Tourism: A Comparison of Australian and Chinese Policy and Practiceen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyScience, Environment, Engineering and Technologyen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorBurton, Paul
dc.contributor.otheradvisorDedekorkut, Aysin
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1374461489891en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.griffith.authorXu, Bixia


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