Innovative market-based mechanisms and networks for long term protection of water resources

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Award: RES-240-25-0018
Project website
PI: Laurence Smith, Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Dates: 30/09/2010 - 30/03/2012
 
Faced with climate change, many of our catchments are already under stress from high demands for water and from diffuse and some point source pollution. The risk and severity of flooding may also be increasing. We need improved ways to protect water resources at source and alleviate flood risk. This requires change in land use and farming practices and the cooperation of land users. Advice and capital grants backed up by regulation can take us so far, but this project investigates how we may go further by incentivising landowners to set aside targeted areas of land with most beneficial effect for water protection.

Data created

Profile of networks and partnerships for implementing Payments for Ecosystem Services scheme
Observation and key informant interviews to map the profile of networks and partnerships used by the Westcountry Rivers Trust in South West England to implement a Payments for Ecosystems Services scheme

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
Choice modelling survey of farmers in South West England
Sampling and structured interviews assessing farmers' attitudes towards land use changes and farming practices for Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes.

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Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
Stakeholder mapping and market segmentation analysis
Stakeholder mapping and market segmentation analysis of Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
Intervention tools and methods
Review of tools and methods for targeting interventions and assessment of environmental benefits

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Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word;MS Excel
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed

Publications and outputs

Conference paper (9)
From agency control to collaboration? : a comparative analysis of ‘paradigm’ shift in environmental management
David Benson; Laurence Smith; Andrew Jordan
12/03/2012

How can the catchment approach be rolled out for 100 catchments? : critical success factors
Dylan Bright
12/03/2012

Stakeholder co-production of models in catchment management for water quality
Tobias Krueger
12/03/2012

The non-governmental view of catchment management
Rob Cunningham; Dylan Bright
12/03/2012

Integrating science and governance for catchment management
Laurence Smith; Kevin Hiscock; Keith Porter
12/03/2012

Catchment management for protection of water resources : public and private solutions
Laurence Smith
12/03/2012

Catchment restoration in the River Tamar catchment, UK : modelling agriculture, water quality and greenhouse gas emissions
Paulette Posen; Kevin Hiscock; Michael Hutchins
12/03/2012

Integrating science and governance for collective management of catchments and watersheds
Laurence Smith; Kevin Hiscock; Keith Porter
12/03/2012

Paying farmers for ecosystem services : costs and characteristics of long term agreements
Alex Inman; Laurence Smith
12/03/2012

Report (1)
Written evidence
David Benson`; Alex Inman; Dylan Bright; Andrew Jordan; Laurence Smith; Hadrian Cook
19/04/2012

Workshop (3)
Payments for ecosystems services
Dylan Bright; Laurence Smith
09/03/2012

The work of WATER in the Westcountry
Laurence Couldrick
09/03/2012

Identifying, bundling and selling practical ecosystem service packages on a catchment scale
Laurence Couldrick
12/03/2012

Article (1)
The potential of land conservation agreements for protection of water resources
Laurence Smith; Ross Cherrington; Alex Inman
23/01/2013

(1)
Workshop report : catchment management innovations : RELU project highlights and a research agenda for UK catchment management
Laurence Smith
12/02/2013