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Payments for hydrological ecosystem services as a tool for Integrated Water and Resource Management and Development (IWRDM)

Hack, Jochen (2009):
Payments for hydrological ecosystem services as a tool for Integrated Water and Resource Management and Development (IWRDM).
In: Environmental Economy: lessons for Latin America, San José, Costa Rica, [Book Section]

Abstract

The implementation of incentive-based payment schemes to support sustainable natural resource management and conservation in Latin America has considerably increased recently (Wunder, 2001). While natural resource conservation and sometimes, of secondary order, poverty alleviation are the prevailing reason for their implementation, the potential of the development of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) is possibly greater. Similar to the development of watershed management plans the development of payment schemes requires an integrated assessment of natural resources, actions to form an effective framework of policies, legislation and financing structures, furthermore the establishment of capable institutions and the enhancement of specific management instruments (UNECE, 2007). Since in many Latin American countries the establishment of efficient water management plans, especially regional and local ones, is still not satisfactory thus synergies between the development of management plans and PES could be used to implement PES as a tool within management plans in a methodological manner. Sustainability prospects in terms of improved land use, participatory stakeholder involvement and efficient financing mechanisms might improve.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Hack, Jochen
Title: Payments for hydrological ecosystem services as a tool for Integrated Water and Resource Management and Development (IWRDM)
Language: English
Abstract:

The implementation of incentive-based payment schemes to support sustainable natural resource management and conservation in Latin America has considerably increased recently (Wunder, 2001). While natural resource conservation and sometimes, of secondary order, poverty alleviation are the prevailing reason for their implementation, the potential of the development of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) is possibly greater. Similar to the development of watershed management plans the development of payment schemes requires an integrated assessment of natural resources, actions to form an effective framework of policies, legislation and financing structures, furthermore the establishment of capable institutions and the enhancement of specific management instruments (UNECE, 2007). Since in many Latin American countries the establishment of efficient water management plans, especially regional and local ones, is still not satisfactory thus synergies between the development of management plans and PES could be used to implement PES as a tool within management plans in a methodological manner. Sustainability prospects in terms of improved land use, participatory stakeholder involvement and efficient financing mechanisms might improve.

Title of Book: Environmental Economy: lessons for Latin America
Series Name: IV Congress of Environmental Economists and Natural Resources of Latin American and the Caribbean (ALEAR)
Volume: IV
Place of Publication: San José, Costa Rica
Uncontrolled Keywords: Payments for Ecosystem Services, IWRM, Ecological Economics
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Ecological Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
13 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences > Institute of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering > Engineering Hydrology and Water Management
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Event Title: IV Congress of the Latin American and Caribbean Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economists
Event Location: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Centro Internacional de Política Económica (CINPE-UNA), Campus Benjamín Núñez, San José, Costa Rica
Event Dates: 18.03.-21.03.2009
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 14:53
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