Cost Benefit Analysis for land use options in peatland regions in the Netherlands

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Jos Schouwenaars
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Abstracts IPS Jubilee 2018
cost benefit analysis, peatland use, Netherlands


Intensive dairy farming in peatland regions has increased the rate of land subsidence in the Netherlands. This results in increasing costs for water management, risks for saline waters in coastal polders and conflicts with other land use such as nature management and housing.

In recent years in several regions a cost-benefit analysis has been made to support policy making.Results for different peatland regions in the Netherlands will be presented, with special focus...