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Water, tourism and the mountain

Eau, tourisme et montagne

Journal of Alpine Research

Revue de géographie alpine

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Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

Following up on the symposium entitled "Eau et tourisme" ("Water and Tourism"), a special volume of the Revue de géographie alpine/Journal of Alpine Research will examine the relationship between tourism and water resource managementin mountain contexts. Two lines of research are proposed: The impact of tourism on water management. We are particularly looking for contributions on specific uses, rivalries and water governance in tourist resorts. Tourism, water and climate change. This issue aims to explore the potential impacts of climate change on tourist activities and mountain water resources, as well as the efforts made by the populations of tourist destinations (political authorities, tourism stakeholders, civil society) to address these impacts.

Announcement

Argument

Owing to their natural features (increasing rainfall with altitude, barrier effect), mountains are often rich in water and consequently serve as water towers for the surrounding areas (Viviroli et Weingartner, 2004). They may also represent pockets of drought (shelter situations) with scarce water resources. Moreover, they sometimes have major tourism activities that they have developed over more than two centuries. These activities often cause a spatial and temporal concentration of visitors at tourist resorts, which has led, on the one hand, to large fluctuations in water demand and, on the other hand, to uses that are specific to tourism activities Reynard, 2001). Finally, mountain regions are particularly sensitive to the effects of global climate change (Elsasser et Bürki, 2002 ; Beniston, 2003 ; Gobiet et al., 2014).

Following up on the symposium entitled "Eau et tourisme" ("Water and Tourism"), held in Sion/Sierre (Valais) on 9 and 10 November 2017 and organised by the University of Lausanne and the HES-SO Valais-Wallis, this special volume of the Revue de géographie alpine/Journal of Alpine Research will examine the relationship between tourism and water resource management (Gössling et al., 2012, 2015) in mountain contexts.

Two lines of research are proposed:

  • The impact of tourism on water management

On the one hand, tourism produces the spatio-temporal concentration of a temporary population; on the other hand, it generates certain specific uses (e.g., water for recreational activities, artificial snowmaking, irrigation of golf courses, development of aquatic landscapes for tourism) (Reynard, 2001 ; Vanham et al., 2009). Tourism can also create or exacerbate conflicts between water uses. We are particularly looking for contributions on specific uses, rivalries and water governance in tourist resorts.

  • Tourism, water and climate change

Depending on the seasonality, the altitude and the geographical position of the tourist resorts, climate change can represent a constraint (e.g. reduction in snow cover, conflicts over water use; Abegg et al., 2007 ; Beniston et al., 2012 ; Beniston et Stoffel, 2014) or a development opportunity (e.g. diversification of four-season tourism) for water management. In this context, this issue aims to explore the potential impacts of climate change on tourist activities and mountain water resources, as well as the efforts made by the populations of tourist destinations (political authorities, tourism stakeholders, civil society) to address these impacts.

Submission guidelines

The submitted articles must observe the journal’s scientific objectives, publishing principles and presentation guidelines. Rules of publication are available on the website. http://www.journals.openedition.org/rga

In accordance with how the journal operates, each contribution will be read and anonymously evaluated by two to three peer reviewers.

Article proposals, around 600 words in length, should be sent in French (if the author is a native French speaker) or in English (if the author’s mother tongue is any other language)

by January 18, 2019

to Emmanuel Reynard, Emmanuel.Reynard@unil.ch, (IGD, Université de Lausanne, Dominique Baud, dominique.baud@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr (UMR PACTE - Université Grenoble Alpes) and Olivier Vallade, olivier.vallade@msh-alpes.fr (Editorial secretary).

Final articles are expected by April 30, 2019. Publication of the articles is tentatively scheduled for early 2020.

Final articles must be submitted in one of the languages of the review: Alpine languages (French, Italian, German), Spanish or English. The author must see to the translation of the article into a second language before submitting the text. One of the two versions must be in English. If the article is submitted by a native English speaker, the second version must be in French.

Bibliography

  • Abegg B., Agrawala S., Crick F., de Montfalcon A., 2007.– Climate change impacts and adaptation in winter tourism. In : Agra-wala S. (ed.). Climate change in the European Alps. Adapting winter tourism and natural hazards management, Paris, OECD, 25-60.
  • Beniston M., 2003.– Climatic changes in mountain regions : A review of possible impacts. Climatic Change, 59, 5-31.
  • Beniston M., 2012.– Impacts of climatic change on water and associated economic activities in the Swiss Alps. Journal of Hydrology, 412-413, 291-296.
  • Beniston M., Stoffel M., 2014.– Assessing the impacts of climatic change on mountain water resources. Science of the Total Environment, 493, 1129-1137.
  • Elsasser H, Bürki R., 2002.– Climate change as a threat to tourism in the Alps. Climatic Research, 20, 253-257.
  • Gobiet A., Kotlarski S., Beniston M., Heinrich G., Rajczak J., Stoffel M., 2014.– 21st century climate change in the European Alps – A review. Science of the Total Environment, 493, 1138-1151.
  • Gössling S., Hall C.M., Scott D., 2012.– Tourism and Water. Bristol, Channel View Publications.
  • Gössling S., Peeters P., Hall C.M., Ceron J.-P., Dubois G., Lehmann L.V., Scott D., 2012.– Tourism and water use : Supply, demand, and security. An international review. Tourism Management, 33(1), 1-15.
  • Reynard E., 2001.– Aménagement du territoire et gestion de l’eau dans les stations touristiques alpines. Le cas de Crans-Montana-Aminona (Valais, Suisse). Revue de géographie alpine, 89(3), 7-19.
  • Vanham D., Fleischhacker E., Rauch W., 2009.– Impact of snowmaking on alpine water resources management under present and climate change conditions. Water Science & Technology, 59(9), 1793-1801.
  • Viviroli D., Weingartner D., 2004.– The hydrological significance of mountains : from regional to global scale. Hydrology and Earth Sciences, 8(6), 1016-1029.

Guests editors

  • Emmanuel Reynard, Emmanuel.Reynard@unil.ch, (IGD, Université de Lausanne)
  • Dominique Baud, dominique.baud@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr (UMR PACTE - Université Grenoble Alpes)

Co-directrices des publications

  • Dominique Baud, Maître de conférence en géographie et géomatique, Laboratoire PACTE, UMR 5194 CNRS / Institut de Géographie Alpine / Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

  • Sylvie Duvillard, Maître de Conférence, Université Grenoble Alpes, et chercheur au laboratoire PACTE, Grenoble, France

  • Coralie Mounet, Chargée de Recherches, CNRS, Laboratoire PACTE, UMR 5194, Grenoble.

Membres du comité

  • Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary, Professeure à l’Université Grenoble Alpes / Directrice du laboratoire PACTE / Membre de l'Institut Universitaire de France

  • Anouk Bonnemains, docteur en géographie, chercheur associé au Laboratoire EDYTEM

  • Jörg Balsiger, Professeur boursier FNS, Département de géographie et environnement et Institut des sciences de l’environnement, Université de Genève, Genève, Suisse

  • Jean-Baptiste Bing, Université de Genève, département de géographie et environnement

  • Winfried E. H. Blum, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Soil Research, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU),Vienne, Autriche

  • Sophie Bonin, Maître de conférences, École Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles, France

  • Axel Borsdorf, Professeur à l’Université d’Innsbrück, Autriche

  • Philippe Bourdeau, Professeur à l’Université Grenoble Alpes / Institut de Géographie Alpine / UMR PACTE, à Grenoble, France

  • Federica Corrado, Politecnico di Torino, Italie

  • Anne Dalmasso, Professeure d'histoire contemporaine, Université Grenoble Alpes Responsable de l'axe Territoires, économie, enjeux sociétaux Axe(s) / transversalité(s) : Territoires, économie, enjeux sociétaux

  • Bernard Debarbieux, Professeur à l’Université de Genève, Suisse

  • Cristina Del Biaggio, chercheuse invitée (post-doc) à l’Instituts of European Studies de l’Université d’Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

  • Pierre Derioz, Maître de Conférences HDR en Géographie, Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, UMR Espace-Dev 228 IRD (Maison de le télédétection), Montpellier, France

  • Marie Forget, Maître de Conférences en Géographie, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, laboratoire EDYTEM, France

  • Monique Fort, Professeure Émérite (Géographie, Géomorphologie), UFR de Géographie, Histoire, Économie et Sociétés, UMR 8586 PRODIG, Université Paris Diderot, France

  • Marie-Christine Fourny, Professeure à l’Université Grenoble Alpes, France

  • JC Gaillard, PhD, Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Postgraduate Taught and Masters), Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland / Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand/Aotearoa

  • Stéphane Gal, Maître de conférences en histoire moderne, Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA), Université Lumière Lyon 2.

  • Franck Giazzi, enseignant-chercheur au laboratoire PACTE territoires (UJF/CNRS) et à l’Institut de Géographie alpine, Grenoble, France

  • Emmanuelle George-Marcelpoil, Directrice de l’unité de recherche Développement des territoires Montagnards, Irstea Grenoble, Saint Martin d’Hères

  • Luc Gwiazdzinski, Université Grenoble Alpes / Institut de Géographie Alpine / UMR PACTE, Grenoble (France)

  • Stéphane Héritier, Maître de Conférences, Université Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne) COMUE de Lyon / UMR Environnement, Ville, Société (5600), équipe ISTHME, France

  • Lauranne Jacob, Doctorante au Labex ITEM, laboratoire PACTE, Grenoble, France, et au Département de géographie et environnement et IGEDT, Université de Genève

  • Mari Oiry-Varacca, Maîtresse de conférence en géographie, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Laboratoire Analyse Comparée des Pouvoirs

  • Martin Price, Professor of Mountain Studies, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, Perth College, University of the Highlands and Islands, Royaume-Uni.

  • Manfred Perlik, Professeur, Centre pour le développement et l'environnement (CDE) de l’Université de Berne (Suisse) ; associé au Laboratoire PACTE, UMR 5194 CNRS, Grenoble (France)

  • Léa Sallenave, Doctorante-Assistante, Université de Genève, Département Géographie et Environnement et IUFE (Institut universitaire de formation des enseignants).

  • Thomas Scheurer, Directeur de l’ISCAR (International Scientific Committee on Alpine Research) et de l’ICAS (Commission interacadémique recherche alpine des Académies Suisses des Sciences), Suisse.

  • Anne Sgard, professeure à l’Université de Genève, Suisse 

  • Marina Soubirou, UMR PACTE - LabEx ITEM, Université Grenoble Alpesmarina.soubirou@umrpacte.fr

  • Gian Paolo Torricelli, Professeur (Géographie urbaine et  Développement territorial), Responsable de l’Observatoire du développement territorial du Canton du Tessin, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, Suisse.

Secrétariat

Date(s)

  • Friday, January 18, 2019

Keywords

  • tourisme, ressources en eau, changement climatique, montagne

Contact(s)

  • Olivier Vallade
    courriel : olivier [dot] vallade [at] msh-alpes [dot] fr
  • Dominique Baud
    courriel : dominique [dot] baud [at] univ-grenoble-alpes [dot] fr
  • Emmanuel Reynard
    courriel : Emmanuel [dot] Reynard [at] unil [dot] ch

Information source

  • Christine Hoyon
    courriel : christine [dot] hoyon [at] orange [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Water, tourism and the mountain », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018, https://calenda.org/530393

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