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Report of the work of the expert group on maintaining the ability of biodiversity to continue to support the water cycle

Mike Acreman 1 Juliana Albertengo 2 Telmo Amado 3 Mao Amis 4 Aileen Anderson 5 Isam Bacchur 6 Gottlieb Basch 7 Ademir Calegari 8 Nick Chappell 9 Nakul Chettri 10 David Coates 11 Emmanuelle Cohen-Shacham 12 Sandra Corsi 13 Nick Davidson 14 Carlos Rogério de Mello 15 Renate Fleiner 16 Theodor Friedrich 17 George Lukacs 18 Tom Goddard 19 Emilio Gonzalez-Sanchez 20 Hans Gregersen 21 Richard Harwood 22 Meral Hussein 23 Amir Kassam 24 Ike-Jae Kim 25 Kwi-Gon Kim 26 François Laurent 27 Hongwen Li 28 Matthew Mccartney 29 Rob Mc Innes 30 Ivo Mello 31 Patricia Moreno-Casasola 32 Aziz Nurbekov 33 Tomasz Okruszko 34 Roberto Peiretti 2 Jules Pretty 35 Ricardo Ralisch 36 Jõa Carlos Morales Sá 37 M. Wahid Shahriar 16 Asif Sharif 38 Arun Bhakta Shrestha 16 Waidi Sinun 39 Wolfgang Sturny 40 Christian Thierfelder 41 Norman Uphoff 42 Suhas Wani 43 Ekatarina Yakushina 44
Abstract : The work of the expert group was based on peer-reviewed scientific or technical literature, supplemented by peer-reviewed examples of practice. Section II provides an overview of the processes that underpin ecosystem functions in relation to hydrology, and how these support the delivery of ecosystem services. Specific examples of these relationships, and how they can be managed in practice, are elaborated for agricultural systems and cities in section III . Social and economic aspects of this topic are largely self-evident and briefly discussed in section IV. Section V discusses the recent international policy landscape, highlighting the profile of this topic in the outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20). It also discusses some institutional constraints to managing the biodiversity-water cycle relationship and identifies simple ways of enabling more rapid uptake of biodiversity-based solutions to water-related problems. Section VI identifies the immediate opportunity available to the Conference of the Parties to strengthen cooperation and partnerships on this subject as a means to enhance implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020).
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Mike Acreman, Juliana Albertengo, Telmo Amado, Mao Amis, Aileen Anderson, et al.. Report of the work of the expert group on maintaining the ability of biodiversity to continue to support the water cycle. 2012, pp.179. ⟨halshs-00780873⟩



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