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Balancing services from built and natural assets via river basin trade-off analysis

A.P. Hurford, M.P. McCartney, J.J. Harou, J. Dalton, D.M. Smith, E. Odada
2020 Ecosystem Services  
Using Kenya's Tana River basin as a demonstration it shows controlled releases from multi-reservoir systems can be optimised using multiple performance metrics, representing individual provisioning ecosystem  ...  This paper demonstrates the value and use of optimised many-objective trade-off analysis for managing resource-systems providing diverse and sometimes competing services.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors acknowledge research support from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101144 fatcat:jjlpr35nq5hlpitfpxpdikcr5m

The role of valuation and bargaining in optimising transboundary watercourse treaty regimes

Rafael Emmanuel Macatangay, Alistair Rieu-Clarke
2018 International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics  
Such trading offers a means by which to resolve conflicts over competing uses and allows states to optimise their 'portfolios'.  ...  Valuation and bargaining can play a key role in the sharing of these ecosystems services and their associated benefits across sovereign borders.  ...  Recognition of water's central role in sustaining ecosystem services has led to repeated calls for a river basin approach to water resources management (UN 1992) .  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10784-018-9396-y fatcat:stcb5yrqsvhnbj53pombq5dkfy

Integrating integrated water management

Mark Everard
2014 Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Water Management  
from management, there is usually a need to understand and manage the ecosystem in an economic context Economic context is not explicit in the CMP process Recognises that water has an economic  ...  Prominent examples include catchment management planning (CMP, also known as river basin management), and represent a first step towards integration of management disciplines within river basins.  ... 
doi:10.1680/wama.12.00125 fatcat:66uppj6npzgupnnamxzsclh6de

Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction: a state-of-the-art review of the research area

Laddaporn Ruangpan, Zoran Vojinovic, Silvana Di Sabatino, Laura Sandra Leo, Vittoria Capobianco, Amy M. P. Oen, Michael E. McClain, Elena Lopez-Gunn
2020 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
A NBS is a term used for innovative solutions that are based on natural processes and ecosystems to solve different types of societal and environmental challenges.  ...  The present paper provides a critical review of the literature concerning NBSs for hydro-meteorological risk reduction and identifies current knowledge gaps and future research prospects.  ...  A NBS is a term used for innovative solutions that are based on natural processes and ecosystems to solve different types of societal and environmental challenges.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-20-243-2020 fatcat:6ooemqpc3ffbhmy3vmcki6zvbm

Why does 'good ecological status' matter?

Mark Everard
2011 Water and Environment Journal  
Ecosystem services thereby provide a valuable tool to understand and manage ecosystems in the context of their interdependence with societal needs and economic aspirations Why does 'good ecological status  ...  water purification processes, reduced carbon emissions, reuse of onsite organic waste, and optimisation of park layout for health and education resources.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1747-6593.2011.00273.x fatcat:mrsclrt6drgq3f7qpzwnpgddiu

Balancing ecosystem services with energy and food security – Assessing trade-offs from reservoir operation and irrigation investments in Kenya's Tana Basin

A. P. Hurford, J. J. Harou
2014 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
These decisions are optimised for eight objectives covering the provision of water supply and irrigation, energy generation and maintenance of ecosystem services.  ...  Managing releases from the three major dams in Kenya's Tana River basin with its 4.4 million inhabitants, 567 MW of installed hydropower capacity, 33 000 ha of irrigation and ecologically important wetlands  ...  Ivana Huskova, Joe Kasprzyk and Patrick Reed provided valuable assistance in the optimisation work.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-18-3259-2014 fatcat:kudo3ajb3zhmbp6inlpsdpp66i

Nature-Based Solutions for hydro-meteorological risk reduction: A state-of-the-art review of the research area

Laddaporn Ruangpan, Zoran Vojinovic, Silvana Di Sabatino, Lura Sandra Leo, Vittoria Capobianco, Amy M. P. Oen, Michael McClain, Elena Lopez-Gunn
2019 NHESSD  
The new concepts such as Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Green Infrastructure and/or Nature-Based Solutions have emerged as effective means to respond to such challenges.  ...  The present paper provides a critical review of the literature and identifies current knowledge gaps and future research prospects.  ...  There is still a need for deeper understanding of assessment of multi-benefits in managing stormwater (Liu et al., 2017) .  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-2019-128 fatcat:xmr7bcin3zh6vmi6wwgvfiausm

A participatory ecosystems services approach for pressure prioritisation in support of the Water Framework Directive

Theodoros Giakoumis, Nikolaos Voulvoulis
2018 Ecosystem Services  
A B S T R A C T The pressure and impact analysis is an important process in integrated river basin management and a key procedural element of the EU Water Framework Directive.  ...  While various methods exist for engaging stakeholders in river basin management, the framework allows for the ecosystem approach to be operationalised through a risk assessment perspective, in the context  ...  and the NERC funded project A Novel Framework for Predicting Emerging Chemical Stressor Impacts in Complex Ecosystems, NERC Reference: NE/S000348/1.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2018.10.007 fatcat:x5akgtyfanctbigygwx7qpkhmq

Critical Review of System Dynamics Modelling Applications for Water Resources Planning and Management

Thuc D. Phan, Edoardo Bertone, Rodney A. Stewart
2021 Cleaner Environmental Systems  
system dynamics modelling; this framework can be used to enhance the simulation and optimisation for future water resource management and planning in the context of climate change and socio-economic development  ...  Most reviewed publications applied scenario-based approaches (82%) to evaluate the effectiveness of management measures, whilst a minority of studies (1.8%) considered water management optimisation.  ...  These evolutionary algorithms would be a useful direction for examining both simulation and optimisation processes in SD applicationsa current issue for SD modellers in the management of complex water  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cesys.2021.100031 fatcat:lke2itqnzbcfdj342ar2725hoq

Integrative river basin management: challenges and methodologies within the German planning system

Mariele Evers
2016 Environmental Earth Sciences  
and aiming for integrated approaches on a river basin scale.  ...  Integrated river basin management (IRBM) is recently fostered in the European Union mainly by two framework directives which were established in order to realise sustainable and effective river basin management  ...  I like to thank Lars Nyberg for his valuable feedbacks and reflexions on the paper's topic during various discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5871-3 fatcat:4qkps7yuljhynaxcfvze44su24

Sustainable floodplain management for flood prevention and water quality improvement

Edyta Kiedrzyńska, Marcin Kiedrzyński, Maciej Zalewski
2014 Natural Hazards  
The land use characteristics of a catchment and river valley determine, to a great extent, the functioning of a river floodplain, as well as the quantity and size of the flood pulses in the river.  ...  flood safety, improving water quality and increasing its ecosystem services for society.  ...  Ecohydrology provides a scientific understanding of the hydrology/biota interplay, and a systemic framework of how to use ecosystem processes as a tool for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM),  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1529-1 fatcat:ehfzzyqz2ndy5g3la3qprwb7ay

River rehabilitation for the delivery of multiple ecosystem services at the river network scale

David J. Gilvear, Chris J. Spray, Roser Casas-Mulet
2013 Journal of Environmental Management  
This paper presents a conceptual framework and methodology to assist with optimising the outcomes of river rehabilitation in terms of delivery of multiple ecosystem services and the benefits they represent  ...  processes and hence intermediate or primary ecosystem function.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank three anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on an earlier version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.03.026 pmid:23659798 fatcat:jnr342fpmvaofcsjm22mqwhute

The ecological limits of hydrologic alteration (ELOHA): a new framework for developing regional environmental flow standards

N. LEROY POFF, BRIAN D. RICHTER, ANGELA H. ARTHINGTON, STUART E. BUNN, ROBERT J. NAIMAN, ELOISE KENDY, MIKE ACREMAN, COLIN APSE, BRIAN P. BLEDSOE, MARY C. FREEMAN, JAMES HENRIKSEN, ROBERT B. JACOBSON (+7 others)
2010 Freshwater Biology  
The flow regime is a primary determinant of the structure and function of aquatic and riparian ecosystems for streams and rivers.  ...  Hydrologic alteration has impaired riverine ecosystems on a global scale, and the pace and intensity of human development greatly exceeds the ability of scientists to assess the effects on a river-by-river  ...  Acknowledgments We thank various members of the Instream Flow Council (of the United States and Canada) for anonymous and constructive comments on an early draft of the manuscript. We also thank J.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02204.x fatcat:7eaugpxq6zdu5pgf2z4kwj2n3y

Rivervis: A tool for visualising river ecosystems

Feng Mao, Keith S. Richards, Mary Toland, Yichuan Shi, David M. Hannah, Stefan Krause
2019 Computers & Geosciences  
Acknowledgements 327 We would like to thank the 'River Basin Governance Research Network' project [ESRC grant 328 reference: RES-810-21-0071], and the Cambridge Philosophical Society for their generous  ...  support. 329 We would also like to thank the Northern Ireland Environment Agency for providing the Ballinderry 330 dataset.  ...  the process of layout optimisation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2018.11.007 fatcat:tkydnzcr6fcndijztz5mf6qpja

The changing role of ecohydrological science in guiding environmental flows

M.C. Acreman, I.C. Overton, J. King, P.J. Wood, I.G. Cowx, M.J. Dunbar, E. Kendy, W.J. Young
2014 Hydrological Sciences Journal  
The definition suggests a central role for ecohydrological science to help determine a required flow regime for a target ecosystem condition.  ...  the emerging needs of society, water resource managers and policy makers.  ...  Conclusions The science of environmental flows has made a significant contribution to the understanding and appreciation of the links between rivers flows, environmental processes and ecosystem services  ... 
doi:10.1080/02626667.2014.886019 fatcat:ncveglgejngjpkafcnwcbkrghe
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