“Science needs to be believable”, stated Yvan Biot of DFID during his talk at “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”, University of Southampton.
The mix of speakers covered the very latest developments of ecosystem services activities nationally and internationally. A good discussion on how policy can apply this new field of research more comprehensively followed the talks. Plans on future collaborations were made.
It was the first year that the University of Southampton formally celebrated the international World Water Day and the ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) event certainly provided new insights into challenges, benefits and future opportunities for ‘water cooperation’. The entire day touched on all the multifaceted challenges re. water resource management and it was clear that a multidisciplinary approach is critical to bringing solutions to this pressing societal challenge.
Presentations and videos:
- Craig Hutton, UoS:
- >ESPA DELTA Assessing Health, Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation in Populous Deltas
- Craig’s talk on youtube
- Munsur Rahman, BUET:
- Kate Schreckenberg, UoS:
- Probst Kirsten, GIZ:
- Biot Yvan, DFID:
- Daniela Russi, IEEP: