Sustainability in Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Strategy - Green path


Sustainability is going to be a growing area of importance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as the country works to welcome 100 million visitors annually by 2030. With 80% of consumers viewing sustainable travel as important, and 76% wanting to travel more sustainably in the next year, it is going to be crucial for new entertainment venues to build attractions that do not have a negative impact on the environment. After over 40 years in designing and manufacturing water parks and attractions, WhiteWater outlines some of the best ways to make sure sustainability is integrated from the very beginning of a new development.

Smart Design Solutions for Water Conservation

Starting at the beginning of development before the rides are selected, WhiteWater recommends designers look at the site-specific information to identify how they can work effectively with mother nature. For example, the park's location significantly influences its sustainability. Integration of strategic shading, such as trees or nearby structures, can effectively reduce water evaporation. Likewise, natural cooling methods can be employed by considering wind and solar orientation during park design. These vital considerations must be integrated from the park's inception, influencing landscape design and ride placement.

Future-Proofing Your Park with Sustainable Purchasing

Incorporating sustainability criteria into the tendering phase is not only a practical approach but also a strategic one, ensuring that suppliers prioritize efficiency and environmental consciousness throughout the development process. In water parks, it’s important to know the quality of the fiberglass you are purchasing as the raw materials matter when it comes to longevity. While coatings may need to be maintained, you want the fiberglass and the resins that create the slide structure itself to be high quality and fabricated to written specifications, so they don’t need to be replaced and last you a long time instead of ending up in the landfill.




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