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Integrating Ecosystem Services into Risk Assessments for Drinking Water Protection

Gaertner, Nadine and Lindhe, Andreas and Wahtra, Julia and Söderqvist, Tore and Lang, Lars-Ove and Nordzell, Henrik and Norrman, Jenny and Rosen, Lars (2022). Integrating Ecosystem Services into Risk Assessments for Drinking Water Protection. Water. 14 :8 , 1180
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Abstract

Water protection is a widely supported goal in society, but competing interests often complicate the implementation of water protection measures. Moreover, the benefits of protection efforts are typically underestimated as risk assessments focus on the provision of drinking water and neglect the additional services provided by a clean drinking water source. We developed a list of water system services (WSS) that allows assessment of all biotic and abiotic services provided by a drinking water source. The WSS were derived from the Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services (CICES). The objectives of this paper are to (i) introduce the concept of WSS, (ii) describe a procedure on how to develop a region-specific list of WSS and present a list of WSS specifically tailored to Sweden, (iii) present how to integrate WSS into a risk assessment for drinking water, and (iv) illustrate a practical application on a Swedish case study. The results, presented as an assessment matrix, show the provided services and contrast the hazard sources with their impact on all services. The WSS assessment can be used to communicate and negotiate the extent of water protection measures with relevant stakeholders and illustrate synergies and trade-offs of protective measures beyond drinking water protection.

Authors/Creators:Gaertner, Nadine and Lindhe, Andreas and Wahtra, Julia and Söderqvist, Tore and Lang, Lars-Ove and Nordzell, Henrik and Norrman, Jenny and Rosen, Lars
Title:Integrating Ecosystem Services into Risk Assessments for Drinking Water Protection
Series Name/Journal:Water
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:14
Number:8
Article number:1180
Number of Pages:26
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2073-4441
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
Keywords:ecosystem services, water system services, drinking water, water protection, source water protection, risk assessment, water safety plan
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117011
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117011
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/w14081180
Web of Science (WoS)000786281400001
ID Code:27811
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:13 May 2022 10:24
Metadata Last Modified:13 May 2022 10:31

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