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Enhancing Ecosystem Services for Flood Mitigation: A Conservation Strategy for Peri-Urban Landscapes

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dc.contributor.author Barbedo, José
dc.contributor.author Miguez, Marcelo
dc.contributor.author van der Horst, Dan
dc.contributor.author Marins, Monique
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-06T15:14:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-06T15:14:44Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9465
dc.description.abstract "A key reason why some ecosystem services are undervalued is because they are not easily perceived both by beneficiaries and potential providers. Hydrological modeling allows us to assess, quantify, and visualize the causal link between a particular human intervention and the positive or negative impacts this has on flooding. This study uses such a model to test hypothetical changes in land use in the Brazilian coastal city of Paraty. We discuss how the adoption of higher density patterns of urban development can respond to the needs of a growing population, while safeguarding cultural landscapes of high environmental value against unsustainable urban sprawl and encroachment. Results of the modeling exercise show how water-flow regulation services can be improved, and to what extent restoring natural functions and properties of peri-urban floodplains may reduce urban flooding." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject flood management en_US
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject urban infrastructure en_US
dc.title Enhancing Ecosystem Services for Flood Mitigation: A Conservation Strategy for Peri-Urban Landscapes en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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