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Assessing aquatic ecosystem services value chains and markets in South Africa: Some case studies
Expanded Title:The application of the Ecosystem Services Value Chain Analysis approach enabled the development of multiple Aquatic Ecosystem Services based CLDs, which provide complex illustrates of the linkages between the various components of final value chains. The analysis of various scenarios allowed for the illustration of the ripple effects through individual parts of the value chain, which facilitated the identification of associated challenges and opportunities. Ultimately, this information was used to illustrate ways to improve Aquatic Ecosystem Services provision and associated value chains. Although not incorporated into policy yet, the CLD as piloted in Baviaanskloof in partnership with GIZ, DEA/NRM and commercial farmers has narrowed the gap in valuation of the ecosystem services, in particular the role of vegetation cover (on landscape), impact of fire on quantity/quality of water that ultimately affects the integrity of aquatic ecosystems (pollution impacts). The method (CLD) is simply, graphical and easy to understand whether it’s being used by developer, farmer or water resource managers. The pollution trade permit requires more investigation and policy support before is can be applied.
Date Published:01/10/2017
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2341/1/17
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0923-1
Authors:de Lange W; Rawlins J; Fraser G
Project No:K5/2341
Organizations:CSIR; Rhodes University
Document Size:3 369 KB
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