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Water Ecosystem Services


  • 28 b/w illus. 15 colour illus. 19 tables
  • Page extent: 175 pages
  • Size: 276 x 219 mm
  • Weight: 0.78 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 577.6
  • Dewey version: 23
  • LC Classification: QH541.15.E19 M37 2015
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Ecohydrology
    • Ecosystem services

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9781107100374)

This comprehensive volume describes how ecosystem services-based approaches can assist in addressing major global and regional water challenges, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and water security in the developing world, by integrating scientific knowledge from different disciplines, such as hydrological modelling, environmental economics, psychology and international law. Empirical assessments at the national, catchment and regional levels are used to critically appraise this systemic approach, and the merits and potential limitations are presented. The practicalities of this approach with regard to water resources management, nature conservation, and sustainable business practices are discussed, and the role of society in underpinning the concept of ecosystem services is explored. Presenting new insights and perspectives on how to shape future strategies, this contributory volume is a valuable reference for researchers, academics, students and policy makers, in environmental studies, hydrology, water resource management, ecology, environmental law, policy and economics, and conservation biology.

• Provides a practical definition of ecosystem services-based approaches for both researchers and practitioners • Provides a definitive reference for future research and the implementation of ecosystem services-based approaches within the water sector and beyond • Discusses new and unexplored dimensions to the ecosystem services field, such as human rights, thereby enhancing the concept for both research and practice • Brings together knowledge across a range of disciplines and is suitable for a broad audience


Preface; 1. Introduction Iain J. Gordon, Julia Martin-Ortega and Robert C. Ferrier; 2. What defines ecosystem services-based approaches? Julia Martin-Ortega, Dídac Jordà Capdevila, Klaus Glenk and Kirsty L. Holstead; Part I. Addressing Global Challenges: 3. Assessing climate change risks and prioritising adaptation options using a water ecosystem services-based approach Samantha J. Capon and Stuart E. Bunn; 4. Operationalizing an ecosystem services-based approach for managing river biodiversity Catherine M. Febria, Benjamin J. Koch and Margaret A. Palmer; 5. Water for agriculture and energy: the African quest under the lenses of an ecosystem services-based approach Maher Salman and Alba Martinez; Part II. Applying Frameworks for Water Management and Conservation under an Ecosystem Services-Based Approach: 6. Using ecosystem services-based approaches in integrated water resources management: perspectives from the developing world Madiodio Niasse and Jan Cherlet; 7. Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive: what does taking an ecosystem services-based approach add? Kirsty L. Blackstock, Julia Martin-Ortega and Chris J. Spray; 8. How useful to biodiversity conservation are ecosystem services-based approaches? Craig Leisher; Part III. Assessing Ecosystem Services: 9. The first United Kingdom's National Ecosystem Assessment and beyond Marije Schaafsma, Silvia Ferrini, Amii R. Harwood and Ian J. Bateman; 10. Using an ecosystem services-based approach to measure the benefits of reducing diversions of freshwater: a case study in the Murray-Darling basin, Australia Neville D. Crossman, Rosalind H. Bark, Matthew J. Colloff, Darla Hatton MacDonald and Carmel A. Pollino; 11. An ecosystem services-based approach to integrated regional catchment management: the South East Queensland experience Simone Maynard, David James, Stuart Hoverman, Andrew Davidson and Shannon Mooney; 12. Policy support systems for the development of benefit sharing mechanisms for water related ecosystem services Mark Mulligan, Silvia Benitez, Juan Sebastian Lozano and Jorge Leon; 13. Assessing biophysical and economic dimensions of societal value: an example for water ecosystem services in Madagascar Ferdinando Villa, Rosimeiry Portela, Laura Onofri, Paulo A. L. D. Nunes and Glenn-Marie Lange; 14. Rapid land use change impacts on coastal ecosystem services: a South Korean case study Hojeong Kang, Heejun Chang and Min Gon Chung; Part IV. Broadening the Perspective: 15. Ecosystem services-based approaches to water management: what opportunities and challenges for business? Joël Houdet, Andrew Johnstone and Charles Germaneau; 16. Key factors for successful application of ecosystem services-based approaches to water resources management: the role of stakeholder participation Jos Brils, Albert F. Appleton, Nicolaas van Everdingen and Dylan Bright; 17. Cultural ecosystem services, water and aquatic environments Andrew Church, Rob Fish, Neil Ravenscroft and Lee Stapleton; 18. The psychological dimension of water ecosystem services Victor Corral-Verdugo, Martha Frías-Armenta, César Tapia-Fonllem and Blanca Fraijo-Sing; 19. The interface between human rights and ecosystem services Stephen J. Turner; 20. Water ecosystem services: moving forward Julia Martin-Ortega, Robert C. Ferrier and Iain J. Gordon.


Iain J. Gordon, Julia Martin-Ortega, Robert C. Ferrier, Dídac Jordà Capdevila, Klaus Glenk, Kirsty L. Holstead, Samantha J. Capon, Stuart E. Bunn, Catherine M. Febria, Benjamin J. Koch, Margaret A. Palmer, Maher Salman, Alba Martinez, Madiodio Niasse, Jan Cherlet, Kirsty L. Blackstock, Chris J. Spray, Craig Leisher, Marije Schaafsma, Silvia Ferrini, Amii R. Harwood, Ian J. Bateman, Neville D. Crossman, Rosalind H. Bark, Matthew J. Colloff, Darla Hatton MacDonald, Carmel A. Pollino, Simone Maynard, David James, Stuart Hoverman, Andrew Davidson, Shannon Mooney, Mark Mulligan, Silvia Benitez, Juan Sebastian Lozano, Jorge Leon, Ferdinando Villa, Rosimeiry Portela, Laura Onofri, Paulo A. L. D. Nunes, Glenn-Marie Lange, Hojeong Kang, Heejun Chang, Min Gon Chung, Joël Houdet, Andrew Johnstone, Charles Germaneau, Jos Brils, Albert F. Appleton, Nicolaas van Everdingen, Dylan Bright, Andrew Church, Rob Fish, Neil Ravenscroft, Lee Stapleton, Victor Corral-Verdugo, Martha Frías-Armenta, César Tapia-Fonllem, Blanca Fraijo-Sing, Stephen J. Turner

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