Impacts from restoration strategies: Assessment through valuation workshops

Alvarez-Farizo, Begona; Gil, Jose M.; Howard, B. J.. 2009 Impacts from restoration strategies: Assessment through valuation workshops. Ecological Economics, 68 (3). 787-797.

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Recent decades have seen awide range of pollutant spills affecting natural, industrial, urban and rural areas (Exxon Valdez, Amoco Cadiz, Erika, Prestige, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and the Aznalcóllar mines in Spain, to name a few). The extent of damage covers both time and space. Therefore, in order to mitigate the effects of pollution, it is necessary to adopt integrated management of both productive and natural areas. However, to be effective it is necessary to consider not only the health or biophysical effects of the countermeasures, but also the response of individuals to these changes. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential social and environmental impacts derived from the implementation of restoration strategies resulting from spills. Our approach is based on a choice experiment applied within the context of a citizens' valuation workshop or market stall in Cumbria (UK) and Zaragoza (Spain). The results highlight the advantages of this participatory technique versus traditional surveys

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.3 - Deliver effective advice, models and applied science ...
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Shore
ISSN: 0921-8009
Additional Keywords: Choice experiments, Market stall, Valuation workshop, impact assessment, Community preferences, radioecology
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 09 Sep 2009 09:27 +0 (UTC)

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