The COST Action Payments for Ecosystem Services (Forest for water) is organising its first training school on the topic: Environmental effectiveness of forest PES schemes to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution to water. The deadline for application is 15 August 2018, travel and subsistence grants of up to 800 Euros will be available for around 18 participants. [Read more…] about PESFOR-W Training School, 23-26 October, Vairao, Portugal
The WaterCoG project invites you to participate in a survey on stakeholder involvement in water management.
The Interreg NorthSea VB project WaterCoG implements collaborative processes in five countries to test how the implementation of EU directives can be achieved at a local level in the North Sea Region. This aims also to raise awareness on the benefits generated by water related ecosystems and show if / how they can be better realized in processes actively involving local and regional stakeholders. [Read more…] about Interreg NorthSea project: WaterCo-Goverance
The South-East Europe Regional chapter and Bulgarian National Network of ESP are organizing a special session “Ecosystem services as a tool for smart solutions of human-environmental problems” at the International conference “Smart Geography” to be held in Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2-4 November 2018. The session aims to bring together researcher from different disciplines to discuss techniques for spatial modelling and mapping ecosystem services as well as their application in decision making. Researchers and practitioners are invited to share their experience in different spatial aspects of ecosystem services. The deadline for abstract submission is June 30. [Read more…] about ES as a tool for smart solutions – a special session at Smart Geography conference
This special issue explores ES oriented concepts, methodologies and models addressing environmental and socio-economic drivers of change that are responsible for alterations in ES supply, this also embraces integration of ES into risk and (cumulative) impact assessment. Contributions are horizontal to all biomes (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) and cover all geographical scales (regional to global). Submission deadline 31 July. [Read more…] about Call for Papers in STOTEN: Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment
Our colleagues from Sectoral Working Group 5 have two recent developments they would like to share – a new think-piece on urban water security and a session at the upcoming ESP Europe Conference this October. More information below. [Read more…] about Updates from SWG 5 – ES in Water Management