Water Ecosystem Services (International Hydrology Series)

Water Ecosystem Services (International Hydrology Series)

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Shahbaz Khan Edited by Julia Martin-Ortega
Cambridge University Press, 3/31/2015
EAN 9781107100374, ISBN10: 1107100372

Hardcover, 175 pages, 28.3 x 22.5 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

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.

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.