Samenvatting: 

Wetlands provide valuable ecosystem services to society. Yet, in many parts of the world, wetlands have been degraded or lost, and demand for development-particularly from agriculture-is putting pressure on many of those that remain. Policymakers and planners have to consider a bewildering set of biophysical, economic and social factors when deciding whether or not wetlands should be developed for a specific agricultural use. A simple new tool is now available to help them systematically consider multiple criteria and rapidly assess the opportunities for, and possible consequences of, developing agriculture in a wetland.

Auteur: 
Williams Sandy
Uitgever: 
IWMI - International Water Management InstituteColombo LK
Taal: 
EN
Sectie: 
Werken in het water - landbouw
Locatie: 
W-LAN-E38