Central America and the Caribbean

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) | 2013

This TEEB for Water and Wetlands report underlines the fundamental importance of wetlands in the water cycle and in addressing water objectives reflected in the Rio+20 agreement, the Millennium Development Goals and forthcoming post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The report presents insights on both critical water-related ecosystem services and also on the wider ecosystem services from wetlands, in order to encourage additional policy momentum, business commitment, and investment in the conservation, restoration, and wise use of wetlands.

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Water Management and Ecosystems: Living with Change

Global Water Partnership (GWP) | 2003

The focus of this paper is to analyse the relations between human society, water resources and ecosystems, to clarify why and how vital ecosystems have to be protected and to indicate how this effort can be better incorporated in IWRM.

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