Functions and Dysfunctions of Tourism and Recreation and How They Influence Aquatic Environments
Aleksandra Wagner1, Małgorzata Orlewicz-Musiał2
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1Department of Geoinformation, Photogrammentry and Remote Sensing of Environment,
Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering,
AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland
2Department of History and Organization of Physical Culture,
Faculty of Physical Education and Sports,
University School of Physical Education in Kraków (AWF), Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2014;23(3):1045–1050
Our paper proposes the evaluation of 5 select water bodies in Kraków (Bagry, Zakrzówek, Przylasek Rusiecki, and Kolna, and in the District of Krakóws water bodies formerly known as Kryspinów, currently “Zalew na Piaskach”). Their recreational values were assessed based on expert evaluation of 8 characteristics with the use of Saaty’s method to attribute weight to each characteristic. SWOT analysis was also applied, focussing on the problem of uncontrolled tourism. Kryspinow, Przylasek Rusiecki, and Kolna received the highest and very similar grades in terms of tourist attractiveness (2.475, 2.447, and 2.444, respectively), Bagry was slightly less attractive (2.224), and Zakrzówek received the worst score (0.796) due to its difficult access and lack of facilities.