LOICZ SSC Member
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit
Phone: (31-20) 444 9521
Fax: (31-20) 444 9553
This is illustrated by several recent projects. The value of a mangrove ecosystem in the Philippines was assessed under alternative management strategies. The project also estimated the costs of unsustainability should management alternatives fail to be sustainable, as well evaluating alternatives on the basis of equity and environmental quality in addition economic efficiency. The approach taken in this project has been extended in two additional projects dealing with transboundary rivers and wetland restoration.
I am currently coordinating a 2 million guilder project entitled “Wetlands in de Randstand”. This project consists of nine individual projects from the disciplines chemistry, systems ecology, hydrology and economics, and will attempt a spatial analysis of vernatting (raising water levels) for wetland restoration in the Vecht river valley.