Demonstration Projects

Demonstration projects

DP15: Develop a decision support framework to improve impact and mitigate risks of water extraction incorporating natural capital indicators in Natura 2000 dune areas on the western coast of the Netherlands

Develop a decision support framework to improve impact and mitigate risks of water extraction incorporating natural capital indicators in Natura 2000 dune areas on the western coast of the Netherlands
Main objective:

To help Dunea in incorporating natural capital considerations into decision-making for developments in the areas it manages, to achieve its goals of contributing to the conservation and improvement of natural capital values.

Expected outcome(s):

Better insight into how investment decisions by Dunea can affect Natural Capital values in the areas that it manages. This insight will be operationalised into a decision-making tool. The tool will help Dunea’s project managers to assess Natural Capital impacts of proposed developments. Upon finalisation the tool will be incorporated  into project development procedures. In doing so, Dunea aims to ensure that project developments it undertakes will contribute to its stated goals of maintaining and improving the natural value of the areas it manages, while at the same time realising the provision of clean drinking water, recreational opportunities, and coastal protection.

Dunea is a company producing water for urban areas in Zuid Holland. The company manages a large coastal area with dune ecosystems which are used to extract water from. Within the areas that Dunea manages they have to balance a suite of natural capital values. Through DP15, Impact House and Dunea will contribute to providing water companies that manage dune areas and that have to make natural capital considerations and trade-offs with a tool to incorporate such considerations into their operations and decision-making processes.

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