Wetland Valuation Based Upon Multi-Purpose Performance Evaluation

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by Scott J. Kenner, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,
James P. Heaney, Univ of Florida, Gainesville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources:

Abstract: Wetland protection and restoration have become a top priority in water management. A wide variety of benefits are ascribed to wetland protection, e.g., flood control, water quality improvement, fish and wildlife enhancement, and recreation. The cost to provide protection and restoration of wetlands has made it necessary to place a monetary value on the functions that they provide. The alternative cost method is used to estimate the value of a wetland for wastewater treatment. However, when a wetland is used for wastewater treatment other functional benefits are lost.

Subject Headings: Wetlands (fresh water) | Ecological restoration | Water-based recreation | Water quality | Wastewater treatment | Water resources |

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