Reflections about blue ecosystem services in cities

Submitted by Stavros Stagakis on June 20, 2018 - 10:52am
Haase D., Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology, 2015

Water is of particular importance for cities. Many fast growing megacities are facing serious water-related problems including pollution, eutrophication, missing wastewater treatment and, perhaps most importantly, a severe scarcity of clean water. In the entire urban world, water resources are used in an inefficient way. But there is great potential: this opinion paper discusses ecosystem services provided by waters-hereafter referred to as blue urban ecosystem services-and respective links to green infrastructure and the services they provide for human wellbeing. The messages given illustrate avenues for future research that might help to develop nature-based solutions for water-related challenges in urban regions. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

Haase, D., 2015. Reflections about blue ecosystem services in cities. Sustain. Water Qual. Ecol. 5, 77–83. doi:10.1016/j.swaqe.2015.02.003
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