Andrew stumpf a european perspective

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Andrew stumpf a european perspective

  1. 1. Social and Economic Benefits A European Perspective 10 October 2013
  2. 2. Eco system services 2
  3. 3. A waterways’ use today 3
  4. 4. Provisioning Service Products or services provided by the ecosystem . Sustainable transport Freight transport, canal towpaths as cycling and walking routes Water supply Canal water abstracted for use by industry for cooling and process purposes. Hydro power plants; use of canal water as a heat exchanger Renewable energy Property premium value Proximity to a pristine canal adds around 20% to residential values Volunteering Volunteers delivering works and services on waterways reducing the call on public funds
  5. 5. Regulating Service . Carbon savings Drainage & flood protection Water regulation Water quality Benefits from the regulation of ecosystem processes Carbon savings from transport and renewable energy compared with other transport modes and energy sources. Canals are part of a nation’s land drainage resource and in times of flood can help manage flow and dispersal of water. The volume of water within canals helps dilute the effects of pollution and eutrophication. Initiatives have taken place to improve the quality of water within canals.
  6. 6. Cultural Service . The non-material benefits people obtain from the environment Recreation & tourism (use benefits) The quality of life benefits people gain from participating in activities on or beside the waterways. Non-use benefits The quality of life benefits people gain from the existence of waterways, their heritage and landscapes, whether they visit or not. Education Benefits delivered through the use of waterways as a learning resource e.g. as an outdoor classroom for schoolchildren Health & wellbeing Improvements in people’s physical health and mental well-being resulting from involvements with waterways.
  7. 7. Smart, sustainable, inclusive growth 7
  8. 8. Innovation Union 8
  9. 9. Youth on the Move 9
  10. 10. Resource efficient Europe 10
  11. 11. Industrial policy for global era 11
  12. 12. Agenda for new skills & jobs 12
  13. 13. Platform against poverty 13
  14. 14. Waterways & European Policy 2014 - 2020 14
  15. 15. Horizon 2020: The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 15
  16. 16. Together for health: A strategic approach for the EU 2008 – 2013 16
  17. 17. Culture European agenda for culture in a globalizing world 17
  18. 18. In conclusion 18
  19. 19. @canalrivertrust /canalrivertrust /canalrivertrust canalrivertrust.org.uk

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