This article mobilizes insights from political ecology analysis. Specifically, it focuses on how power asymmetries between stakeholder groups may or may not produce uneven socio-environmental outcomes in the tourism-water nexus in Barbados. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Barbados, which obtains an estimated 90% of its water from groundwater aquifers, are particularly vulnerable to changing patterns of precipitation. While the data collected are preliminary, they point towards the production of uneven socio-environmental outcomes based on very prevalent power asymmetries.
Keywords: climate change, water, power, political ecology, SIDs, Barbados
How to Cite:
Carter, D. J., (2023) “A political ecology analysis of tourism development and water equity in Barbados”, Journal of Political Ecology 30(1), 144–165. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jpe.3002