GIZ ValuES - Combining flood protection and habitat restoration, USA


Regions:
Scale:
Local
Ecosystems:
Urban
Goals:
Nbs actions:
Topics (Keywords):
Ecosystem services, water, Trade-offs
Start/End date
31 December 2013
Client
Design Team
Awards
Area Characterisation
Objectives

The area surrounding the confluence of the north and south branches of Thornton Creek (Seattle) experiences storm water-related flooding more often than other areas. A cost-benefit analysis, which incorporated ecosystem services values, aimed at identifying the best cost-benefit ratio among three possible options. The assessment results were intended to inform the decision of the choice of a project option.

Actions

Potential impacts/benefitis

NBS benefits
Transferability of the Results

Lessons learned

The project influenced the assessment of policy options. The detailed monetary assessment supported the decision of the implementation of project options that balance the economic, environmental, and social benefits.

Financing

Organisations

ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning, and practice

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Postfach 5180 / P.O. Box 5180, 65726 Eschborn, Deutschland / Germany

T  + 49 6196 79-1321, E  info@aboutvalues.net

Other partners: 
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ;
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF);
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nucelar Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (Funding)

Contacts

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