6th Annual International ESP Conference 2013

27-31 August 2013, Bali, Indonesia

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.

Event details
Monday, 26 August, 2013 - 15:00 - Wednesday, 30 October, 2013 - 16:00
Bali, Indonesia

American Water Summit: Business Models for the Future

In today's world of constrained resources and limited capital, there is a tremendous need to think creatively and implement smarter models for doing business in the water sector.

Event details
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012 - 08:00 - Thursday, 15 November, 2012 - 17:00
Intercontinental O'hare, Chicago, IL

Webinar: "Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Optimization Strategies for TMDLs"


Greetings Ecosystem Commons!

Please join us Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 1:00 -- 2:30 PM EDT for a webinar entitled "Incorporating Ecosystem Services in Optimization Strategies for TMDLs".  Dr. George Van Houtven of RTI International will present research developed in collaboration with US EPA ORD's Ecosystem Services Research Program (ESRP).


Event details
Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 - 10:00 - 11:30
Webinar, use link to register.

Working draft list of NIFA papers -- PLEASE ADD/UPDATE



  1. “Concept” paper

Lead: Sue Lurie

Purpose: Describe the problem domain; identify knowledge gaps; note preliminary findings; anticipate research to come. Provide springboard for subsequent papers.

Content ideas and notes:

Saving and relocating of a urban ecology

Normally when a complex is planned to construct a multistory housing apartment in a compact city like Dhaka, the rich ecology there are left unattended and unwatered for the long period between the agreement  signing (ecology owner & construction company) and authority approval obtaining- normally 12 to 18 months.

Most of the plants die in the mean time. Slum dwellers collect some for fuel wood. The left over are bulldogged and thrown away by the company while start construction.

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Webinar: "Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance."

The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is pleased to announce a new webinar series focused on the establishing programs to link utility-based water efficiency programs with environmental enhancement. We invite you to join us February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm MST/12:00pm PST for the first webinar in the series, “Making the link between water efficiency and the environment: Conserve to Enhance.” To participate, follow this link:

Event details
Tuesday, 21 February, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00

ARIES: ARtifical Intelligence for Ecosystem Services

ARIES redefines ecosystem services assessment and valuation in decision-making. The ARIES approach to mapping benefits, beneficiaries, and service flows is a powerful new way to visualize, and manage the ecosystems on which the human economy and well-being depend.

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