Value of flood prevention provided by saltwater wetland ecosystems (United Kingdom)can help you understand the value of


£12500 river catchment

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TechniquePotential cost saving or value of resources reallocated
This is the estimated value of flood prevention provided by wetland ecosystems and relates to the ecosystem service: Extreme events. This valuation is specific to United Kingdom.
This valuation was extracted from The TEEB Valuation Database – a searchable database of 1310 estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services. Foundation for Sustainable Development, Wageningen, the Netherlands. Available at:
This valuation was calculated for Tamar catchment, UK. This valuation was calculated using the Avoided Cost method.
Everard, M. (2009) Using science to create a better place: ecosystem services case studies. Better regulation science programme. Environment Agency.

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