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The bid for clean water film

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The bid for clean water film

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.

New Valuing Nature programme

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New Valuing Nature programme

Five UK research funders have jointly committed £7·2m for a five-year Valuing Nature research programme.  

Physical Benefits of Trees in Towns

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Physical Benefits of Trees in Towns

Prof Roland Ennos, University of Hull, is delivering an online talk entitled 'The 'Physical benefits of Urban Trees', as part of Forest Research's Forest Science Seminar series on January 30th.Urban trees provide many benefits to city environments including - 

Applying payments for ecosystem services: Edinburgh workshop

Applying payments for ecosystem services: Edinburgh workshop

The Ecosystems Knowledge Network and the James Hutton Institute running a workshop to enable you to learn how to initiate and sustain payments for ecosystem service schemes in Scotland and elsewhere within the UK.

UNEP Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

UNEP Inclusive Wealth Report 2014

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). 

Value of ecosystems: a key objective for new Sustainable Healthcare curriculum

Value of ecosystems: a key objective for new Sustainable Healthcare curriculum

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".

ESRC Urban Transformations Research Call Opens

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ESRC Urban Transformations Research Call Opens

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.

Coordinators for Valuing Nature Programme appointed

Coordinators for Valuing Nature Programme appointed

The five year, c£6.5m Programme is funded by NERC, ESRC, BBSRC, AHRC and Defra. It aims to better understand and represent the complexities of the natural environment in valuation analyses and to consider the wider societal and cultural value of ecosystem services. 

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative: Call for Expressions of Interest

Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative: Call for Expressions of Interest

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. 

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