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Ecosystem Services Approach for the Urban Water Environment

WRL are working with Defra and the Environment Agency to develop an Ecosystem Services Approach for the Urban Water Environment. This project will draw on best practice from community groups, industry and academia to reshape and build on our existing Ecosystem Services (ESS) visualisation tools and techniques. This exciting project will support Defra’s Urban Diffuse […]

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Westcountry Rivers Ltd. was founded in 1995 as the commercial arm of its parent organisation, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (Charity No. 1135007). Westcountry Rivers Ltd. is a passionate and innovative multi-disciplinary environmental management consultancy formed of two sections, Tamar Ecology and Ecosystem Services Planning, and offers services in a number of areas.

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Willingness-to-Pay for Ecological Improvements

During the WFD Benefits Project the Ecosystem Services Planning team worked with the EA Economics Team to develop a conceptual framework designed to connect reasons for WFD failure, via the pressures they exert, to degradations in the quality of six different ecosystem components.Using this approach the total potential for step‐change environmental improvements was determined for each […]