Case study:NERETVA RIVER CORRIDOR – TWO CASE STUDIES OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES VALUATIONS
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site|
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Main contact forename||Semra Fejzibegović|
|Main contact surname||Branko Vučijak|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||HEIS Sarajevo|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.heis.com.ba|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
First economic valuations of ecosystem services in B&H have been performed within WWF Project “Living Neretva” for two different ecosystems in Neretva river corridor, during 2010-2011: • Pilot study - Hutovo Blato Wetland and • Bilećko jezero (Bileća Lake). Hutovo Blato is a unique Mediterranean wetland in the delta of the Neretva River, which extends to 7,441 ha and in 2001 was registered in the list of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention). Bileća lake, on the river Trebišnjica, is the largest artificial reservoir in the Balkans, lake area is about 33 km2, depending on water levels. It was made for the purpose of hydropower production and is managed by "Hydropower Plant on Trebišnjica". Developing and ensuring the bottom up and top down approaches and their combinations through stakeholder dialogue is a solution to address these water management problems, existing ecosystem services or their enhancement. Giving way to democratic solutions through implementation of future project activities in relation to giving examples of undertaking of river restoration actions as best practices, should create favorable conditions for a dialogue at all levels and should facilitate public participation in decision-making, including the local level, where most action takes place, thus building trust, ensuring ownership and improving cooperation.
It is crucial to integrate nature conservation aspects into the existing hydropower system and apply the relevant EU directives and modern standards before further hydropower development on the Neretva River.
WWF is committed to implementing the principles of integrated water management in the Neretva and Trebišnjica basin, in the framework of which disagreements about managing energy system, meeting the needs of agriculture and conserving key ecosystems need to be addressed and resolved.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos