Water catchment management
Ricardo is the market leader in developing and implementing the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) to water management.
Delivering improvements in waterbody status under the Water Framework Directive
The combination of our detailed technical knowledge of catchment science with environmental economics, and wide experience of partnership working and stakeholder engagement, means that we can quantify the benefits to you of applying CaBA. We can also work with you to identify potential partnership funders who may be willing to provide payments for the Ecosystem Services generated through the CaBA process. Our experience includes:
Developed a guidance tool for the Environment agency to enable a climate resilient catchment method to support stakeholders in reducing the impacts of climate change and agricultural resilience
Delivered a review of the effects of drought on biodiversity and ecosystems for Natural England.
Established an ecosystem markets taskforce for DEFRA, enabling a greater understanding of opportunities and constraints for ecosystem markets, monetisation of natural capital and green economy & business resilience.
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