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NBI Deep Dive: Valuing Wetlands in Colombia, a Case Study of La Mojana
In the second session of our NBI Deep Dive series, we focus on a Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) case study of wetland restoration in La Mojana, Colombia. The region’s complex wetland ecosystem is under pressure from population growth and climate change. Local communities face devastating floods and increasing water scarcity, putting their fishing and agriculture livelihoods at risk. Planners and policy-makers are therefore considering different infrastructure options to mitigate flood risks and improve water management in La Mojana, such as restoring wetlands, rehabilitating indigenous drainage channels, and building dikes along rivers.

In this webinar, we will take you step-by-step through the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of these infrastructure options in La Mojana. We will explain how creating a causal loop diagram helped us identify the socio-economic and environmental factors at play and how we used this as a blueprint for the mathematical system dynamics model. We will also explain the use of climate data, spatial models, and financial analysis. Taking all these elements into account, we will conclude with an integrated cost-benefit analysis of the infrastructure options and explain how stakeholders can use the results.
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