Water Quality

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

Ecosystem Credit Accounting Training - Spring 2012

The Willamette Partnership is excited to be offering a training program on our Ecosystem Credit Accounting System.  The program will cover Ecosystem Serivces Markets 101 and in-field training on the functional credit calculators for wetlands, streams (nutrients, temperature, & habitat ), and upland ecosystems (prairie & oak savannah).  For a preview of our 2012 program, you can register for two free webinars on March 9, 2012.

Event details
Friday, 9 March, 2012 - 09:00 - Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 00:00

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.

SERVES: Simple Effective Resource for Valuing Ecosystem Services

Land use and development planning that only accounts for the value of built capital often negatively impacts communities: small businesses and jobs can be lost, environmental health is impacted, and community structure may be lost. SERVES (Simple and Effective Resource for Valuing Ecosystem Services), can be used by individuals and communities to understand and leverage the economic value of green infrastructure and natural systems. This information provides powerful arguments for shifting investment towards sustainability.

Green Real Estate Pro Forma Investment Modeling Tool

The Economics of Change: Catalyzing the Investment Shift Toward a Restorative Built Environment provides effective alternatives to the current financial model and policy framework that drive investment decisions in real estate.

An Application for the Use of Stakeholder Perspectives about the Importance of Ecosystem Services

With the latitudes involved in protected area management, managers necessarily face tradeoffs as to which management practices to implement, and how those management practices affect protected area ecosystem services. Understanding the relative importance of protected area ecosystem services to stakeholders can help managers make decisions which maximize the value of the protected area to society.

Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: A Rapid Ecosystem Service Valuation

Title: Nature’s Value in the Skykomish Watershed: A Rapid Ecosystem Service Valuation

Release Date: December 2011

Leading organization: Earth Economics

Length: 48 pages

Geographic focus: Skykomish Watershed (Washington)



Skykomish Watershed
United States
47° 45' 19.1844" N, 121° 25' 39.954" W
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