A new report showing the value of rivers that sometimes dry will be launched today, at the Temporary Rivers & Streams Meeting at Nottingham Trent University. Co-authored by UK researchers from across industry and academia in collaboration with international colleagues, this evidence-informed report shares research highlighting the ecological and wider value of temporary rivers to a diverse range of stakeholders.
“The natural capital of temporary rivers: characterising the value of dynamic aquatic‐terrestrial habitats” is the first publication in the series of Natural Capital Synthesis Reports funded by the Valuing Nature Programme.
Lead author, Rachel Stubbington of Nottingham Trent University said “it’s great to be able to highlight not only the biodiversity of these unique habitats, but also the benefits that people get from them. We hope that our report will improve recognition of temporary rivers – dynamic ecosystems which naturally dry sometimes – as landscape features that we should value and protect”.