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The Rise of Natural Capital Accounting

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Proponents of natural capital claim it could be the answer to the unrelenting decline of nature in the UK that no amount of targets, conventions or agri-environment schemes have arrested.

Natural capital refers to the elements of nature that create benefits for society and is based on accountancy principles: natural capital stocks (such as forests) provide ecosystem services (for example water attenuation) that can be valued in terms of their benefits (such as flood defence) to the economy.

The Role of Natural Capital in Catchment Management

Monday, June 5, 2017

“This is an excerpt from a paper given by Donal Daly, manager of the Catchments Unit at the EPA, at a meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Chapter) in Tullamore in April 2017. It explores the role of natural capital in catchment management and outlines a framework for ‘catchment services’. The full paper can be downloaded here.

MSc Studentship Award Scheme 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The British Hydrological Society, JBS Trust and Environment Agency are delighted to announce that the MSc Studentship Award Scheme will be open for applications again in 2017. Now in its seventh year, the award scheme supports talented students wishing to pursue development of their academic experience and qualifications in hydrology and catchment management. Graduates of MSc courses play a vital part in the future management of the water environment.