Who pays? Clean Water Organisational objectives Beneficiary Pays Environmental improvements Society Pays Legislative requirements Polluter Pays Polluted Water
Why are we interested?
SCaMP FundingUU Driver Support Water (DWI, EA, Ofwat(WQ, SSSI) NE, RSPB) Customers SCaMP Project Biodiversity Natural Targets England Agri-Environment Multiple Revenue grants Benefits Woodland Tenant Forestry Creation Commission Farmer Targets Agri-Environment Organisation 3rd Parties Capital grants drivers (NT, MftF)
What did we deliver? Quiet Shepherd 2009 Quiet Shepherd 2007
What did we deliver? Ashway Gap 2009 Ashway Gap 2006
Benefits valuationLongdendale case study 1,000,000 Carbon benefits 900,000 Biodiversity benefits 800,000 Recreation benefits Water treatment OPEX savings 700,000 Value of Benefit (£/year) 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 Year
Present value benefits and costsLongdendale case study Benefits Present Value Water quality £269 K Net present Non-use Biodiversity £3,202 K value (NPV) Recreation £1,439 K of £7.4M, Climate regulation £8,328 K but only if TOTAL £13,238 K the ‘wider’ Costs Present Value benefits are UU funding £2,570 K taken into External funding £3,253 K account TOTAL £5,823 K NPV £7,414 K B/C Ratio 2.27
Lessons learnt and challenges forWFD• There is still a lot to do on land management and understanding the benefits• Sometimes you have to try things in order to get the benefits you want• Carbon as a major benefit needs to be recognised and rewarded• Not all degraded land will deliver benefits to water companies - shared responsibilities• Identify your stakeholders and take them with you – SCaMP projects were developed with input from the RSPB and Natural England as well as many other local stakeholder groups – Regulators will also be vital in WFD• We need time to work out what works