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Natural Capital and Water Quality in the Solent

The Environment Agency and University of Portsmouth have published an excellent new report 'Valuing the Solent Marine Sites Habitats and Species: A Natural Capital Study of Benthic Ecosystem Services and how they Contribute to Water Quality Regulation.'

The overarching aim of the project is to investigate and assess the natural capital value of the Solent Marine Sites (SEMS) in terms of the function of coastal habitats and key species controlling water quality (particularly relating to nitrogen [N] and phosphorous [P] inputs). More specifically the project provides evidence to help value several ecosystem service flows which are interlinked with water quality. A further aim is to consider future management trade offs and risks to these ecosystem services.

Posted 18/12/2020 11:39

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