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Payment for water-based environmental services : Ecuador's experiences, lessons learned and ways forward

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2005
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Catchment ecosystems and downstream water : the value of water resources in the Pangani basin, Tanzania

With increasing demands on the water of the Pangani River Basin, coupled with a decreasing catchment runoff due to climate change, water resources are becoming increasingly scarce, and leading to conflicts among users.

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2005
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The value of traditional water schemes : small tanks in the Kala Oya Basin, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has one of the oldest traditions of irrigation in the world. The economy and human settlements of early Sri Lankan society were organized around the ancient water tank (water storage reservoir) irrigation systems.

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Balancing the returns to catchment management : the economic value of conserving natural forests in Sekong, Lao PDR

The socio-economic development plan for Sekong mentions increasing forest cover as one of its major objectives. This study focuses on natural regeneration (NFR) forests and what it would cost the country if NFR schemes were not undertaken.

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Financial incentives for ecosystem conservation : a review of the development of markets for environmental services in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka holds great potential for developing payment for environmental services (PES) and environmental service markets. However, this is a relatively new concept, and improving awareness and building institutional capacity remain a top priority and challenge.

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2005
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Valuing the role of aquatic resources in livelihoods : economic aspects of community wetland management in Stoeng Treng Ramsar site, Cambodia

Wetlands are vital to the livelihoods of hundred of millions of people residing in the Lower Mekong region, and particularly to the food security of many of the rural poor.

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Values and rewards : counting and capturing ecosystem water services for sustainable development

Water ecosystems have long been perceived by decision makers as having little value simply because their economic value is poorly understood and rarely articulated.

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2005
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