The UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) will host a Nexus Seminar on the “Multi-scale Assessment and Land-Use Dependent Valuation of Hydrologic Ecosystem Services”, presented by Daniel Hawtree (Institute of Soil Science and Site Ecology).
Understanding the impact of land-cover/land-use change on the provision of hydrologic ecosystem services is key to effective watershed management. However, this understanding is hampered by a number of factors, such as the difficulty of making assessments across varying temporal and spatial scales. These challenges limit the utility of hydrologic analysis in developing and implementing environmental policies.
This seminar will discuss some of the state-of-the-art analysis methods which are used to address these challenges. The application of these methods will be demonstrated by a case study in the Vouga Basin of north-central Portugal, which has undergone substantial land-cover change.
For more information, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-FLORES website.