Water Quality

BESS - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability

UK NERC Research Programme

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) is a six-year (2011-2017) UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) programme, designed to answer fundamental questions about the functional role of biodiversity in key ecosystem processes and the delivery of ecosystem processes at the landscape scale.

The overall goals of BESS are to:

Webinar Effective Messaging: Communicating Nature's Benefits


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT


Belinda Griswold – Senior Program Director, Resource Media
Mark Jockers – Government & Public Affairs Manager, Clean Water Services
Dr. Kiyomi Morino – Research Associate, University of Arizona
Moderated by Cynthia Koehler – Director of Programs, Carpe Diem West


Event details
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013 - 11:00 - 12:00

Watershed Valuation Webinar presented by Carpe Diem West Academy

The Carpe Diem West Academy webinar series presents:

Watershed Valuation: A Closer Look
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 1:00-3:00 pm PST

Join the Academy’s first extended webinar taking a closer look at how to value watersheds and the services they provide to downstream users.


Event details
Tuesday, 26 February, 2013 - 13:00 - 15:00

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

Scenarios for ecosystem service assessments

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.

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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
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