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Land-Use Decision Making & Water Quality, Narragansett Bay, RI, USA

Conducting stakeholder engagement and modeling of land use decisions on surface and marine water quality. Project goals include estimating the recreational and non-use value impacts of future land use scenarios in a large watershed that crosses State boundaries and providing guidance to prioritize conservation activity. Collaborators: Massachusetts Audubon, University of Rhode Island.

 

Alternative Climate Adaptation Options (Placencia, Belize)

Project partners include NatCap at Stanford and University of Minnesota; Belizean government: Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI) and Belize's National Climate Change Office; WWF-Belize, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pew Charitable Trusts, Silvestrum Climate Associates. Funding: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Google Foundation, WWF-US

 

Innovations in Climate Resilient Coastal Zones (The Bahamas)

NatCap is co-producing new science to support the Government of The Bahamas (Office of the Prime Minister and other Ministries) in conducting spatial development planning for greater ecosystem support of livelihoods and climate resilience. As a result of this planning, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is developing ecosystem service performance indicators for loans for improving management of marine protected areas and green infrastructure projects. Project partners include The Bahamian Office of the Prime Minister, Inter-American Development Bank, and University of The Bahamas.

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