The Ecosystem Services Partnership invites you to the 6th annual ESP conference, which will be held from 27-31 August 2013, on Bali, Indonesia. Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with other ESP members, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, researchers, and many others in this International and exotic setting. Be part of working-groups producing outcomes ranging from journal articles, white papers, book chapters, grant proposals, database structures, websites, and much more.
The Natural Capital Project has published two reports and six case studies on developing scenarios in the context of assessing ecosystem services to inform decisions. This includes a Scenarios Primer that introduces scenarios with short case studies and Scenarios Guidance and Case Studies which is a more detailed resource for practitioners with full case studies and links to further resources.
This work describes the benefits of identifying and valuing watershed services for sustainable forest management in Mexico. The work evaluates various local studies that used contingent valuation as the basis for estimating the economic value of water uses in the country. Statistical methods of these studies’ results revealed that there are not significant differences between consumptive and non-consumptive uses of water resources. However, the individual benefits estimated for consumptive use values were 47% higher than those for non-consumptive use cases.
The second installment in The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s webinar series focused on innovative approaches to link water use and the environment will take place on May 10, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST.
The theme for this webinar is, “Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs.” Featured speakers include:
This is a brief white paper put out in April 2012 by Institute for Water and Watersheds and Institute for Natural Resources (both at Oregon State University) to help the public understand water markets activity in Oregon. Feel free to use it. I'd love to get this map in an interactive/updateable form someday.
Thanks to Ranei Nomura; Carrie Sanneman; Gen Hubert; Tracey Stanton; Bobby Cochran; and David Primozich for offering their expertise and friendly reviews. Thanks also to Cally Whitman from IWW/INR.