Tags

Veolia Water – Karolinenhöhe Ecosystem Valuation

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

The Karolinenhöhe Ecosystem Valuation project was conducted on a290 haparcel of land where the permit to discharge treated wastewater expired at the end of 2010. This change in circumstance provided an opportunity to consider how best to manage the Karolinenhöhe land field, in particular in relation to growing energy crop.

Comments

Payment for Environmental Services-PES: An Integrated Approach to Natural Resource Management and Livelihood improvement: A case of Lake Naivasha-Malewa River Basin sub-catchment, Kenya

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

 Naivasha PES project overall goal is to improve the livelihoods of target households in the Malewa Catchment of Lake Naivasha basin in Kenya. The scheme objective is to develop a viable mechanism of  payments for watershed services that delivers sustainable natural resource management and improved livelihoods and serves as a pilot and learning model for further expansion and replication.

Comments

Equitable Payment for Water Services project in Tanzania

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

The overall goal of the Equitable Payment for Water Services project is to deliver sustainable natural resource management (modifying land use to conserve and improve “watersheds” for reliable flow and quality of water) and improved livelihoods of the rural poor with social justice and equity.

Objectives of the EPWS project in Tanzania:

  • To establish long term financial investment (FI) in modifying land use to conserve and improve “watersheds” for reliable flow and quality of water.
  • To establish compensation mechanism that recognizes the needs and priorities of the marginalized and poor people to improve their quality of life hence contributing to poverty reduction

Comments

Environmental Flows as key to informed decision-making over water allocations – linking up to eFlowNet

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...Loading...

IUCN, in collaboration with a consortium of partners, has led development of the Global Environmental Flows Network (eFlowNet). This portal brings together scientists, policy makers and water basin managers to work towards accelerating uptake of environmental flows as a standard tool to enhance informed, equitable and sustainable decision making in water management. It is a ready-made platform for outreach to other sectors, learning and knowledge exchange, and participation that feeds into decision making processes. This experience helps build a support base across diverse groups and organisations from local to global communities that can improve our understanding of ecological fragility. In particular, eFlowNet helps inform decisions about investments, and build the social and environmental resilience needed for water infrastructure projects to succeed.

Comments

Woodlands for drinking water: an efficient way to produce cheap, high quality drinking water.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading...Loading...

 This solution defines good forest management practices that will contribute to high quality drinking water production. Forest managers’ undertakings for drinking water offer an efficient way to produce cheap, high quality drinking water under contract. Maintaining plant cover and soil protection, extensive management, low nitrate content in the water leaching into the ground, purifying functions and natural image: foresters have every reason to take pride in their role in preserving clean drinking water resources – a role that deserves to be given greater prominence.

 

Comments