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N-EWN Seminar: Economic Valuation of Nature-Based Infrastructure


The Network for Engineering With Nature® (EWN) invites you to the N-EWN Knowledge Series: A Continuing Education Series about Engineering with Nature—Economic Valuation of Nature-Based Infrastructure, with Ben Blachly, University of Georgia. This 1-hour Zoom webinar will take place Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 12:30 ET. 

The common method used to calculate Benefit-cost analysis does not incorporate the often-times greater long-term benefits of natural infrastructure (NI) over conventional approaches, putting the selection of NI at a disadvantage. Several groups are moving toward an ecosystem services approach to identifying benefits that people obtain from ecosystems including the European Union, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Ben Blachy gives a summary of a technical report on Benefit-cost analysis and how this computation is used to prioritize projects and choose between options.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Network for Engineering With Nature, University of Georgia


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