Development of a Peatland Ecosystem Services Scheme on the South West Mires and Moors

Slides presented by Dr David Smith and Charles Cowap at an evening meeting of the Agricultural Law Association, kindly hosted by Michelmores LLP at their Exeter Office on 26 February 2013.

Dr David Smith first reviewed work in recent years on the benefits of peatland restoration work in the south west, for water management, carbon capture and habitat and biodiversity management.

David then went on to explain why South West Water is interested in securing clean supplies of water from upland areas

Finally Charles Cowap presented the work he has been doing with South West Water in a project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council with Leeds and Birmingham City Universities.

Questions and discussions continued in a lively fashion for some time after the presentations, both formally and informally over refreshments kindly provided by Michelmores.

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