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Title: Valuing the Humber's environmental assets : proceedings of a seminar 15 November 2000
Author: Environment Agency North East Region
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: Humber Estuary Seminar
This document summarises the seminar "Valuing the Humber's environmental assets". The objectives of this seminar were: to raise awareness of the pros and cons of techniques for valuing intangible benefits, and to discuss the use of economic valuation in relation to the Agency's Humber work. The Humber is one of the countrys largest estuaries. It is world class for maritime trade, birds and wildlife. It is of national importance for the economy and the historic environment. There are also fishery and recreation interests. Over a third of a million people live on its tidal flood plain, and much industry and high grade agricultural land is also located in that area. Sea levels relative to the land are rising. Maintaining appropriate standards of defence for people,and property and the potential loss of protected inter-tidal habitat by coastal squeeze are key issues. The sustainable management of the Humber poses considerable challenges for the Agency. The Humber Estuary Shoreline Management Plan is being developed to provide a long-term strategy for investment in flood defences, in a manner that is affordable, effective, and socially and environmentally acceptable.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Leeds
Subject Keywords: EstuariesEnvironmental managementMarshes
Geographic Keywords: Ouse WashesHumberHull and East Riding catchment
Extent: n.p. [18]
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