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This article summarizes the outcome of a session held at the World Water Week 2015, managed by Valuing Nature, which explored the benefits and limitations of the use of water valuation metrics and presented a range of case studies. One of the important learning is the...

ENGIE, a global energy company, used a water valuation approach to assess the benefits of a water recycling project in Kwinana, near Perth in Australia. It showed that the overall benefit generated per treated m3 reaches more than 3 AUD for a range of stakeholders incl...

The basic concepts of water valuation as an ecosystem service are presented in this article. Water valuation can fulfill the need for a Natural Capital Accounting method for the private sector. This short article, although quite technical, provides the overview of the...

Successful conservation projects have targeted low opportunity cost areas in remote areas mostly. Conservation has entered a new phase by competing with humans needs. IWS tools might become crucial to their success.

Data is critical to assess the reliance of companies on natural capital. I propose to fill the existing gap of availability of data with a new set of data for land use with a global coverage.

Measures to maintain the biodiversity on the Swiss plateau would generate 136 millions CHF of benefit for the society. It is urgent that we realize that the sharp decline in biodiversity in Switzerland is impacting our economy.

A study, presented during the 2014 World Water Week, showed how to link water footprint and ecosystem services valuation to identify the value of rain in Santa Cruz (Bolivia) region. This study was done in partnership with Forest Trends, the Swiss Development and Coope...

Recognizing the benefits we obtain from nature is key to ensuring long term profit while creating shared value. This article presents the results from a preliminary study on the environmental impact valuation of Nestle and discusses the benefit of this method.

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