The Mediterranean basin ranks among the first in the list of the world top tourist destinations. Tourism activity registers annually around 250 million visitors and the number of domestic and international tourists should reach 637 million by 2025. It is estimated that every tourist consumes between 300 and 850 liters of water per day.
The largest number of tourists is received mainly along the coastline areas and during summertime – a season where natural water availability is at its lowest and consequently the impact of tourism on water supply makes the Mediterranean water ecosystems even more vulnerable.
(Photo: Vangelis Constantianos)