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EIP Water AG Ecosystem Services for Europe / Oct 2013

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The main goals of the EIP Water Action Group "Ecosystem Services for Europe" are:
- To develop methodologies for valuation of and payment for ecosystem services, including tangible and intangible services.
- Innovative management schemes addressing water related ecosystem services in Europe and non-European countries.
- and "to deliver a consensual and agreed methodology to assess the tangible and intangible benefits that humans obtain from natural and constructed ecosystems in environment and monetary terms."

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EIP Water AG Ecosystem Services for Europe / Oct 2013

  1. 1. Ecosystem Services for Europe (ESE) Action Group European Innovation Partnership on Water 1st of October 2013 Zaragoza
  2. 2. ESE AG - GOALS 1. Methodologies for valuation of and payment for ecosystem services, including tangible and intangible services. 2. Innovative management schemes addressing water ecosystem services in Europe and non-European countries. related deliver a consensual and agreed methodology to assess the tangible and intangible benefits that humans obtain from natural and constructed ecosystems in environment and monetary terms
  3. 3. PARTICIPANTS • PARTICIPANTS; • Lead; CIRCE• Participants; IRSA Research Institute (Italy), Geological Survey of Finland (GTK, Finland), EU-rice network – Network of the European rice production areas, Lulea University of Technology (LTU, Sweden), CREAF (Spain), Institute for Science, Innovation & Society (Netherlands), Coventry University (UK), Decagon Devices INC (Large Company, US), Centre Assessoria Dr. Ferrer S.L. (SME, Spain), UMS GmbH (Large Company, Germany), IWW (Germany), CETaqua, SINTEF, Kwrwater (Germany), Ecologic, (Belgium), Other initiatives
  4. 4. Selection of more specific goal within ESE AG • Identification of more urgent issues; Case of study • • Set up a NEW and added value approach • • What is different compering to other European initiatives around? To enlarge the role of ES and its link to ecological studies • • What would be the hydric ecosystem to be focused on? How might the ESE AG help to strengthen the assessment of both matters in different ways? To what extent ESE AG could contribute to a better and easier implementation of the WFD • • • How ESE AG can add value? What are the barriers and solutions to support the WFD? What are the better implementation measurement plans?
  5. 5. Focusing the goal No funds available yet. How to proceed at the first stage? • • • • • Information and data already available Not devote new sources/equipment. Contribution “in-kind” Further measurement campaigns are not foresee at the first stage of the AG “Be realistic and ambitious at the same time” while providing good information and outcomes To show a commitment and interest by the participants. “Act as a feasible and trustful network” toward the European Water community. What could the ESE AG partners offer of value? • Something different, beyond state of the art • Of interest for policy makers • Gathering a wide range of experts from different fields • Set up a robust network that allows us to become the “ES contact point”
  6. 6. ESE AG Contact Ignacio Martin imartin@fcirce.es +32 250 479 83

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