Community-Based Waste Management: Backwater Tourism as a Case Example

  • Emilda K Joseph
  • Tomy K Kallarackal
  • Bindi Varghese


A healthy environment is essential for the growth of Tourism industry. The future of tourism is inevitably related to the environment. As important natural resources, backwaters should be preserved in a sustainable manner. SWM emerged as an essential for keeping tourist destination clean and livable. This paper analyses the community-based waste management process in one of the famous backwater tourist destinations of Kerala and explains the roles and activities of all stakeholders and their relationship at the community level.

Author Biographies

Emilda K Joseph

Christ College, MG University, Kerala, India;

Tomy K Kallarackal

Christ University, Bengaluru, India

Bindi Varghese

Christ University, Bengaluru, India

How to Cite
K JOSEPH, Emilda; K KALLARACKAL, Tomy; VARGHESE, Bindi. Community-Based Waste Management: Backwater Tourism as a Case Example. Atna - Journal of Tourism Studies, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 85-94, july 2017. ISSN 0975-3281. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019. doi:

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