Economic valuation of the aquatic ecosystem services of the Community of Madrid

Details

Title: Economic valuation of the aquatic ecosystem services of the Community of Madrid. Support for the implementation, monitoring and integration of the Natura 2000 network of the Community of Madrid Nº 04 68621

Duration: 2019 - 2019

Description

Objectives

An assignment aimed at showing the relevance of valuing aquatic ecosystem services as a key link to connect the natural environment and the well-being of citizens in order to understand why it is necessary to preserve them (as per their structure, processes, functions and services).

General activities

Main tasks carried out were: literature review; application of the assessment framework based on the diagnosis of the conservation status of rivers and wetlands across the region; and draw up conclusions and lessons learned in relation to action plans for the restoration of aquatic ecosystems in the region.

Expected results

Establishing the foundations to prioritize actions based on the most important pressures on ecosystems (i.e. restoration of habitats to increase their regulatory capacity in relation to the excessive presence of nutrients and other polluting loads).

Funder

Funded by: Community of Madrid (General Directorate of Environment and Sustainability, Community of Madrid / TRAGSA)