Approaches to valuing the hidden hydrological services of wetland ecosystems

Approaches to valuing the hidden hydrological services of wetland ecosystems

Primary Country: Nigeria
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $13,029 / day: value of recharge function for wetlands per day
  2. $0.12/ household: average welfare change for 1m change in water levels per household
  3. 3,029 / day: Value of indirect benefits derived from the role of the Hadejia-Nguru Freshwater wetlands in replenishing and maintaining groundwater resources within the wetland area.
  4. $413 / ha: Value of groundwater irrigated agricultural production derived from the role of the Hadejia-Nguru Freshwater wetlands in groundwater recharge per hecatre
  5. $33 / farmer / dry season: per farmer
Region: Africa
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Acharya, G. “Approaches to valuing the hidden hydrological services of wetland ecosystems” Ecological Economics, 35(1), 63-74. , 2000

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