Ecosystem services, well-being and deltas: Current knowledge and understanding

W. Neil Adger, Helen Adams, Susan Kay, Robert J. Nicholls, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson, Md Munsur Rahman, Mashfiqus Salehin

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Deltas are distinct in terms of the concentration of freshwater, nutrients and especially sediment inputs to a small concentrated area of the coastal zone, creating conditions ideal for fertile ecosystems, dense population and high economic activity. Ecosystem services within these areas can provide services significant in the maintenance of well-being for both rural and urban populations. There are significant feedbacks between environmental processes and social dynamics that drive the economic and well-being outcomes for current and future populations. This chapter reviews ecosystem services in deltas and summarises the state of knowledge in this field on how to manage delta ecosystems for the benefit of resident populations and wider society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9783319710921
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018

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