ESManage Programme: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision

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Title: ESManage Programme: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision
Authors: Feeley, Hugh B.
Bruen, Michael
Bullock, Craig
Christie, Mike
Kelly, Fiona
Kelly-Quinn, Mary
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Date: 2017
Abstract: Freshwater is vital for all forms of life and it is a key requirement in almost all human activities. The societal importance of water has been highlighted by the United Nations, with access to clean water and sanitation regarded as a universal human right. Consequently, the sustainable management of freshwater resources has gained importance at regional, international and global scales. However, the activities of humankind affect freshwater resources extensively, in terms of both quantity and quality, through a variety of activities ranging from abstraction of water for drinking and irrigation to waste disposal. Today, worldwide freshwater ecosystems are undergreat pressure and are one of the most endangered ecosystems. Furthermore, climate change, especially in relation to precipitation patterns and flooding, will result in the traditional norms being replaced with increased variability and unpredictability, with knock-on effects for human societies and well-being.
Funding Details: Environmental Protection Agency
Type of material: Technical Report
Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency
Copyright (published version): 2017 Environmental Protection Agency
Keywords: ESManageRiversEcosystem services
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Centre for Water Resources Research Collection
Biology & Environmental Science Research Collection
Earth Institute Research Collection
Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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