Initiated and led by Derek Hoeferlin in 2011, Deltas + Watersheds (D+W) is a multi-year research effort that investigates complex issues of water management in relation to design.The ambition of (D+W) is to network comparative deltas and watersheds around the world in an effort to transfer knowledge among them – legibly in a visually graphic manner.
A nationwide survey was conducted in the summer of 2011 via Knowledge Networks to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) for a large-scale restoration project in the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary in coastal Louisiana. A split-sample approach was used to administer both a binary-choice (contingent valuation) and multinomial-choice (choice experiment) version of the survey, with the latter used to estimate willingness to pay for increments in three specific wetland ecosystem services: wildlife habitat, storm surge protection, and fisheries productivity.
The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) on September 12, 2012 released a new report, "Beyond Unintended Consequences: Adaptation for Gulf Coast Resiliency and Sustainability," that offers 30 recommendations for Gulf Coast sustainability based on research and testimony from a series of leadership forums held in 11 communities from Texas to Florida during a 14-month period in 2011 and 2012
How the Emerging Restoration Economy Offers New and Expanded Opportunities for Gulf Coast Businesses and Communities. Written by The Nature Conservancy and Oxfam America.
The purpose of this report is to educate habitat restoration professionals, policy makers, and the public on the impacts climate change will have on coastal habitats and the possible role habitat restoration could play in mitigating those impacts.
The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) has been studying and reporting on the economic risks and opportunities of climate change for Canada. Our Climate Prosperity program is advancing understanding of how and where climate change will impact our environment and economy and what we can do about it.
The America's WETLAND Foundation is pleased to provide comments and respond to the Preliminary Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy Report.
A new national poll shows 91% of Americans believe the Gulf Coast is vital to the nation's economy and domestic energy security and the U.S. should invest additional funds in restoring the area
DELTAS2010 brought together a select delegation representing governments, NGOs, and the science and engineering community from across the globe, along with local and regional authorities on the world's great deltas.
Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill in 2010, America's Energy Coast and its partners issued this report. The Secure Gulf Project report is the culmination of ideas to sustain one of the world's most prolific ecosystems and its economic and natural resource benefits to the U.S.
This document shows the results of a Gulf Coast region poll conducted in September 2010 to measure the public's reaction to the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill and to determine the negative effects of the spill on the perceptions of Gulf Coast residents.