Hydro Potential Assessment on the Territory of the Chechen Republic for Recreational Purposes


The article describes the role of hydro-recreational resources in the form of a set of mineral sources, river systems, lakes, reservoirs and other objects in the structure of recreational potential. The region has a high recreational potential, which allows expanding the existing sanatorium and resort base and developing various types of tourism (medical and recreational, scientific, educational, rural, extreme sports, etc.). Physical and geographical features of the territory of the Chechen Republic provide favorable conditions for almost year-round recreational activities. The main focus is on ecotourism as an environmentally oriented form of recreation, which is most relevant to the concept of balanced environmental management and, in particular, water use. An assessment of the current state of the region recreational complex is given. The main factors limiting the development of recreation and tourism include: lack of infrastructure, a shortage of qualified personnel managers, a negative political image of the republic, created by the media. It is shown that their elimination will allow bringing the industry of recreation and tourism in the Chechen Republic to a higher quality level.

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