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European Valuation and Assessment tooLs sUpporting Wetland Ecosystem legislaTion

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Reference no: EVK1-CT-2000-00070
Acronym: EVALUWET
Period: March 2001 till February 2004
Status: Completed

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Abstract:
"The european joint research project EVALUWET aims to produce instruments that will be contribute tools to the evaluation of wetlands, not only in ecological and functional terms but also in economic and social terms.
At present the EU water framework directive has to be implemented in the European member states. The directive includes both conservation and management policies for the water body itself and an implementation of the catchment. EVALUWET aims to specify methodologies with regards to the water framework directive in wetlands. The study sites are located in six European countries which are representing different biogeographic regions.
EVALUWET follows a combined functional valuation and assessment tool, which in-cludes ecological assessment and socio-economic implementation of measures. The implementation takes place with a geographic information system (GIS), which will be developed during the project period as a Decision Support System (DSS) for stakeholders and end-users."

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