June 30, 2009


This case-based guide explains how to assess the economic value of ecosystems and the services and support that they provide to nearby communities. When the value of a resource can be explained, arguments for sustainable and equitable use and development can be incorporated into decision-making and policies.

This book is published as part of the World Conservation Union's Water and Nature Initiative, a program to encourage community-based management and stakeholder participation in the management of water resources. It is particularly interested in bringing lakes and rivers back to life and creating sustainable resource management structures for future generations.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Value: Counting Ecosystems as Water Infrastructure
IUCN: The World Conservation Union
TD 388.5 .E44 2004