• ACES 2018
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    ACES 2018

    Our own Lydia Olander, Sara Mason, and Katie Warnell will be among the speakers at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). Their discussions will provide an opportunity for ACES attendees to explore how ecosystem services conceptual models and indicators can be used in decision making.

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  • Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

    Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum

    The 2018 forum explored how integration could address the mismatch between what has traditionally been local solutions for local water issues and emerging water challenges that impact large geographic regions, multiple sectors, and different community functions.

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  • Internet of Water
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    Internet of Water

    The Internet of Water project, undertaken by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been awarded $2 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

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  • Achieving Grid Reliability and Resilience
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    Achieving Grid Reliability and Resilience

    In Utility Dive, the Nicholas Institute's Kate Konschnik and Jennie Chen write that improving grid flexibility could achieve the aims of fuel security more cost effectively while modernizing and decarbonizing the grid.

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  • International Expert Workshop on Blue Natural Capital
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    International Expert Workshop on Blue Natural Capital

    The Nicholas Institute's John Virdin participated in a two-day conference exploring how to mainstream Blue Natural Capital in economic science, corporate accounting, ecosystem management, and policy and international processes.

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Guidance for Ecosystem Services Assessments

A few years ago, a handful of federal agencies began exploring methods to robustly evaluate how natural resource management choices affect things people care about and to clearly communicate those impacts to the public. Ecosystems services assessment offered an answer. Learn how our leadership in the development of an online guidebook that provides a framework and methodology to bridge the gap between concept and practice is helping federal agencies advance the use of ecosystem services approaches.