We are delighted that Elizabeth Taeed has joined us for four months through a Vodafone World of Difference Award to investigate how we can apply a new concept of Payment for Ecosystem Services on the Wandle. She will look at the wide variety of ‘services’ that the Wandle provides, from being a place for people to fish, walk and cycle to cooling the air around the river; to providing water to just being a nice place to be! Her work will then look at whether there are opportunities for people to pay to improve the service they enjoy. She will also help us look into ways we can improve water saving measures in the Wandle Catchment.
Elizabeth will be writing a blog as part of her Vodafone Award (here), so do take a look to follow what she’s up to.