Water Quality

Economic Valuation of Watershed Services for Sustainable Forest Management: Insights from Mexico

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.

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2009
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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).

 

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

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

 

PAPERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  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:

Webinar: Achieving Environmental Goals through Water Utility-based Incentive Programs

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:

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Thursday, 10 May, 2012 - 12:00 - 13:00
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http://elluminate.oia.arizona.edu/scheduleMeetingnochair.php?sessionId=739657

Oregon's Water Markets

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. 

 

High Country News article: Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests

Article about payment for watershed service programs in the west - reviews some of the program Hilary et al. have been mentioning - I thought it interesting and a good synopsis: http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.3/communities-help-pay-for-ecosystem-servic...

Upper Green River Basin Ecosystem Services Feasibility Analysis: Project Report

I recently completed a report with partners at The Nature Conservancy’s Wyoming office documenting phase 1 of a payment for ecosystem services feasibility study in the Upper Green River Basin of Southwest Wyoming (Sublette County).

Location

The Nature Conservancy
Lander, Wyoming
United States
42° 49' 58.8504" N, 108° 43' 50.4228" W
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