SMI contribute to The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water Program SNAPP project

12 Jun 2018

Professor Neil McIntyre is part of a scientific working group that met for three days last week at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, California.

The group is working with staff from The Nature Conservancy, NCEAS and the Natural Capital Project to develop guidelines on “Assessing the Water Quantity Benefits that Flow from Source Water Protection”. The project is based on the recognition that headwater catchments in their natural state can provide valuable water supply and flood retention services; however guidance on quantifying the benefits of conservation and restoration for stakeholders is lacking. The project is supported by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP). 

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