The Bid for Clean Water - a new film from South West Water, the Westcountry Rivers Trust and the University of East Anglia, shows how farmers, water company customers and the environment benefit from on-farm improvements to cut pollution.
The River Fowey supplies around 70% of Cornwall's water. South West Water have increasingly invested in their water treatment works to treat water to a high standard for drinking.
How does agree on monetary measures of a country's natural, human and physical assets? A United Nations Environment report, published this week [10 December), attempts to provide some answers and offers broader indicator: “inclusive wealth”.
The report puts financial values on three kinds of asset: “manufactured” capital (roads, buildings, machinery and so on); human capital (people’s skills and health); and natural capital (including forests and fossil fuels).
Details of a new sustainable healthcare curriculum have been published in an open letter in the Lancet this week (01/12/14).
It's first objective aims to consider the "value of ecosystems - and the anthropogenic threats - to human and planetary health".
Urban Transformations aims to shape new thinking about how people and cities interact against a backdrop of evolving challenges including demographic and environmental change, financial vulnerability and growing inequalities.
The ESRC wish to support proposals for innovative and ambitious research that will advance understanding of, and offer solutions to, two challenges impacting cities and urban areas in the UK and internationally.
Proposals featuring co-design and co-production with non-academic stakeholders are encouraged as part of this call.
A consortium of funders has issued a third call for applications through the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. This third call is focussed specifically on tree diseases caused by Phytophthora and diseases of oak trees.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 8th January 2015 and full details are available via the BBSRC website.
The Natural Capital Declaration, a joint initiative between Global Canopy Programme and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI), is seeking a Research analyst for a project in partnership with the German International cooperation (GIZ) and the The German Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions (VfU). The aim of the joint project is to identify and quantify corporate water risks and to develop and test a methodology and tool to incorporate water risks the valuation of corporate bonds.
8-10th September – London School of Economics
Ecology*Economics = Eco^2
A symposium to bring together and encourage interaction between ecologists and economists is being held at the London School of Economics from the 8-10th September.