Hydroelectric power plants and tourism: the case of the Alqueva dam

Leading researcher: Luís Silva
Research group: Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Renewable energy | Hydroelectric power | Rural tourism | Residents’ perceptions | Portugal


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/93515/2013
Starting date: 01-04-17

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Abstract

Following a postdoctoral research project on the local impacts of solar power plants in Portugal, this project tackles the impacts caused by the construction of a large hydropower plant – the Alqueva dam – in local tourism. The study combines a strategy of extensive data collection in the villages around the Alqueva reservoir, in the respective municipalities and in entities working in tourism in the area under analysis, with five case studies of different tourism resources or types of (rural) tourism, namely, cultural tourism – represented by the Lakeside Villages -, wine tourism, nautical tourism, hunting tourism and second homes, all closely linked to the landscape and its transformation. The project will be developed in three years, through fieldwork with participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and bibliographical and documental research.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub6*Amélia Frazão MoreiraSupervisorproj313*Hydroelectric power plants and tourism: the case of the Alqueva damPost-doctoral researchOngoing
pub97*Luís SilvaResearch scholarproj313*Hydroelectric power plants and tourism: the case of the Alqueva damPost-doctoral researchOngoing
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