Water security is at the core of several national development plans and sustainable development goals (SDGs): access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), and as an input to food security (SDG 2) and energy (SDG 7). Increasing demand and competition for water requires better information to direct investments and maximize benefits for all. Natural capital accounting can provide indicators to help policy design, monitoring, and cost-recovery strategies.
This study uses high-resolution flood and loss models to quantify the impacts of coastal wetlands in the northeastern USA on (i) regional flood damages by Hurricane Sandy and (ii) local annual flood losses in Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey.
The Great Barrier Reef is a globally significant area located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia. The reef's terrestrial and marine ecosystems provide a number of benefits to humans through the generation and use of ecosystem services.
Author(s): Australian Bureau of ,
The Experimental Environmental Account for Waste is the first stage of compilation to highlight and measure the inputs, generation and management (use) of waste as it flows to the environment, is taken for treatment, stored or is used within the economy of Fiji.
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Author(s): Fiji Bureau of Stati ,
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.