Institut für Agrarpolitik und Marktforschung
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Water, is of crucial importance. Focusing on water, “Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) in a river catchment” is a quite inter-disciplinary topic encompassing broad concepts and empirical methodologies under the whole framework. The evaluation of water resources, namely, is a quantitative approach seeking for the value of water resources. However, the “value” here is not the normal value directly obtained from the commodity markets but still produced by water. Then we can’t help ourselves asking: does this market serving for water exist? If so, how we evaluate it? Accordingly, which theory is relied on or which methodology is applied for, even what kind of perspective is chosen can give various influences on the evaluation process and result, obviously, which is the challenge behind.
In my case study water resources management could be defined as designing a supply-demand PES model in the specific watershed through simulating water-flow which is connected with diverse land-use systems and particular hydrological process. What’s more, during the model simulation how to combine economics theories with engineering techniques effectively and finally give reasonable policy suggestions for related water users or the authority is exactly what I’m pursuing for.