ESManage Programme: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision
|Title:||ESManage Programme: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision||Authors:||Feeley, Hugh B.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8516||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:||ESManage; Rivers; Ecosystem services||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
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