Payments For Watershed Ecosystem Services

Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services: Mark Kieser on Emerging Markets

June 24, 2010
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Mark Kieser presents to Katoomba XVII on emerging markets and market like approaches to watershed quality.

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Speaker Biography: Jin Leshan

June 18, 2010
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After his BSc. (in agronomy) and MSc. (in agricultural history) studies at Beijing Agricultural University, Mr. Jin Leshan got his PhD. Degree in environmental economics  at College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University (CAU) in 1997. He did his post-doctoral studies at Economics Department, Bar Ilan University, Israel, in 2000-2001, doing research on water management and wastewater irrigation. Since 1990 he has been teaching a series of courses, including “environmental economics” for under-graduate students, “environmental management” for graduate students,  and “environmental policy instruments” for international students. He has broad research interests in the fields of natural resources management, environmental economics, and water use in agriculture and has published paper in international journals (e.g. Water Policy published by Elsevier). He is professor with College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University, and also works as researcher and consultant for many development projects.

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Skype Interview Series: Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big challenge for SE Asia

June 18, 2010
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In this Skype Interview Michael Jenkins, founder and CEO of Forest Trends, explains why he feels water is the BIG issue for the region.

It’s just a few days to go until Katoomba in Hanoi kicks off.  Make sure you check on in the website regularly for video feeds from the event.  In particular, if water is an area that interests you, then keep an eye out for the Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services session in the morning of the 24th and the Coastal and Marine Markets session later the same day.

Michael Jenkins from Forest Trends on the big PES challenge for SE Asia For Internet from Katoomba Group on Vimeo.

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Speaker Biography: Mark S. Kieser, Senior Scientist, Kieser & Associates, LLC

May 14, 2010
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Mark Kieser has over 25 years of consulting experience in addition to three years of academic research on water resource issues in the U.S. Great Lakes.  He has been active in water quality trading program and policy development since 1995 and leads a variety of market-based incentive programs in North America.  He is currently the technical co-lead with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop a multi-state, regional trading program in the U.S. for the 518,000 km2 Ohio River Basin. This will be the largest program of its kind in the world.  He has advised Japan, Sweden and Canada on the development of similar large-scale trading programs.  Since 2001, Mr. Kieser has been serving as the Acting Chair of the Environmental Trading Network, a non-profit clearinghouse for water quality trading program information. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wittenberg University and a similar Master’s Degree from Michigan Technological University.

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Video: Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services

April 2, 2010
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Video: Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services.

This section will shortly contain video resources on the session on Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services at Katoomba 17, focused on Payments for Ecosystem Services in Southeast Asia.

If you would like to contribute to this resource please contact ben(dot)metz(at)katoombagroup(dot)org.

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Panel Resources: Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services

May 2, 2009
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Diving into Water Markets

The use of markets and market-based mechanisms to conserve and pay for ecosystem services is a growing global trend that has gained a solid foothold through both the regulated and voluntary carbon markets and is rapidly gaining traction in the water markets. Furthermore, it is a trend that is no longer solely important to environmentalists but has become of essential interest to small local communities, government regulators, businesses, and financiers all over the world.

Payments for Watershed Services (PWS) encompass innovative private deals, trading schemes, and government programs that have been structured around the concept that watersheds provide valuable services, such as the natural filtration through wetlands, which, if marketed correctly, these services might help watershed conservation pay for itself and generate income for those willing to participate.

To read more, go here.

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