Wetlands International will be launching on Thursday, 29th September 2016 at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi, Kenya at 7 am, one of its latest report, The Economics of Ecosystem Services of the Tana River Basin (TEEB). Developed in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Water Resources Management Authority, University of Nairobi, Institute for Environmental Studies and the National Museums of Kenya, this report presents results of a study conducted with the aim of determining the value of the ecosystem services of the Tana River basin and their economic significance to the Kenyan economy.
The TEEB report provides evidence for development planning and water resources allocation, with a deep-dive into the valuation side of ecosystem management. It is a first step towards an integrated assessment which evolves around an extended cost benefit analysis that takes into account environmental and societal changes both upstream and downstream in the river basin.
Here are some of the report’s key findings:
This report sends some strong and important signals on the optimization of water use within the Tana River Basin, and we hope that it helps to inform your decisions and provides legitimacy for your efforts. A soft copy of the report is available for download below. For more details, click here.
The Economics of Ecosystem Services of the Tana River Basin - report
The Economics of Ecosystem Services of the Tana River Basin - policy brief
The Economics of Ecosystem Services of the Tana River Basin - factsheet
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