Freshwater: The importance of freshwater for providing ecosystem services
Phoebe Koundouri () and
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No 1905, DEOS Working Papers from Athens University of Economics and Business
Freshwater ecosystems, whether surface, groundwater or in the form of ice caps are fundamental for human life and for supporting the vast biodiversity, natural processes and cycling. They provide ecosystem services, thus, benefits for humans and their societies obtained from nature, in all four categories: provisioning, regulating, cultural and supporting. The importance of sustaining ecosystem integrity via protecting the ecosystem services, is undeniable. However, it comprises a big challenge provided the human-induced degradation of the natural environment that, in turn, affects the earthÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½s natural capital: natural resources, associated services with the supporting processes.
Keywords: Biodiversity; Ecosystem services; Ecosystem-based approach; Freshwater; Groundwater; Human well-being; Ice caps Natural processes; Surface water; Threats (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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