A comparative analysis of the Yellow River, China and the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia: An ecosystem services valuation approach to address the ecological restoration of rivers

F. Bouckaert, Master of Integrated Water Management, The International Water Centre, 2013

In the first part of this desktop study, a literature review was undertaken to define the problem and analyse the usefulness of ecosystem services as a theoretical framework. This is followed by analysing case studies from China and Australia to investigate the level of uptake, the way the concept is implemented or applied, and the potential for knowledge exchange on the topic.