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Martin Ross

  1. 1. Reducing WFD costs through PESLeeds, Wednesday 9 May 2012‘Upstream Thinking’ – developinginto WFD delivery and PESMartin Ross, Environmental Manager
  2. 2. Content 1. Meeting WFD in South West uplands 2. Some practical examples 3. PES and the economic case 4. Knowledge sharing
  3. 3. 1. Meeting WFD in South West Uplands
  4. 4. Strategic mains and river transfers
  5. 5. 93% upland/surface derived resources
  6. 6. Land Water WildlifeThe Upstream Thinking concept
  7. 7. 2. Some practical examples
  8. 8. Exmoor: water, peat and soil loss.
  9. 9. Fernworthy Reservoir (Tottiford WTW) Raw Water colour 40 35 30 25Colour as Hazen 20 15 10 5 0 12/09/2001 12/09/2002 12/09/2003 12/09/2004 12/09/2005 12/09/2006 12/09/2007 12/09/2008 12/09/2009 12/09/2010 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 00:00 DATENine-year colour trend from Dartmoor
  10. 10. Moorland indicators of global warming
  11. 11. 2,000ha to improve 3,000ha SSSI* * Sites of Special Scientific Interest
  12. 12. Steady water release in droughts & floods
  13. 13. Employee and volunteer involvement
  14. 14. Moss and sphagnum recovery
  15. 15. Bog (positive) indicators Drosera rotundifolia Dry (negative) indicators 300 Erica tetralix 600 Calluna vulgaris Narthecium ossifragum Galium saxatile 250 500 Polygala serpyllifolia Potentilla Juncus bulbosus erecta 200 400 Carex echinata Vaccinium myrtillus 150 Carex panicea Festuca spp 300 Eriophorum vaginatum Molinia 100 Aulacomnium caerulea palustre 200 Juncus Sphagnum squarrosus 50 capillifolium Luzula Sphagnum 100 multiflora cuspidatum Sphagnum Pleurozium 0 papillosum schreberi Sphagnum tenellum 0 2006 2011 Deschampsia 2006 2011 flexuosaExmoor 2011/12 report - indicators
  16. 16. Technology Strategy Board’s KEP
  17. 17. Upland research – flow and colour
  18. 18. Innovation – radically cheaper surveys
  19. 19. 3. PES and the economic case
  20. 20. Support £40m/yr or £40m to resolve?
  21. 21. ‘The Polluter Pays’ (???) ‘The Provider gets Paid’
  22. 22. Financial priorities 1. Benefit:cost could be 65:1 by delaying water treatment upgrades 2. 20% water treatment opex saving 3. Innovative financial, legal and tax treatments to benefit all parties 4. Strong financial control over project costs 5. Paid Ecosystem Services discussions to encourage ‘farming cleaner water’
  23. 23. Valuation of open moorland alternatives
  24. 24. Carbon capture/storage to be traded?
  25. 25. Renewable yield up as a further PES
  26. 26. Avoided flooding – another PES?
  27. 27. PES as capital grants and revenue
  28. 28. 4. Knowledge sharing
  29. 29. Upland Hydrology Group, visits/meetings
  30. 30. PES from 2015 1. Develop PES projects from Upstream Thinking funded by Ofwat at PR09 2. Identify local expertise willing to provide the PESs and a basis for contracts 3. Develop regulator/company/third sector consensus on viable PES rewards associated with specific projects 4. Develop into cost beneficial plans for PR14
  31. 31. Finally, aspecialthank youfrom ourbeneficiaries

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