Understanding the Science of Ecosystem Services: Engineering Infrastructure for Urban Water Services
The full (economic, social and ecological) value of ecosystem services is often ignored or underestimated. As with the intangibly valuable, this is much a case of not appreciating the benefits that ecosystem services bring to our well-being until they are lost — when they are degraded, if not overwhelmed. For they are not readily appreciated, nor easily understood. This Paper attempts to illuminate their revaluation.