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The Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme

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Impact on ecosystem services

The measure ‘TIDE pilot: Restoration of a dike foreland in Werderland – Feasibility study’ in the polyhaline zone of the Weser estuary was about the creation of estuarine habitats by transforming adjacent land into marshland with subtidal shallow habitat as well as intertidal habitat connected with a very high change in the habitat quality (Figure 6). From the ecosystem services (ES) assessment it is concluded that this measure generates overall a positive expected impact for many ES, mainly for ‘biodiversity’, the cultural services and various regulating services (erosion and sedimentation regulation by water bodies, water quality regulation: reduction of excess loads coming from the catchment, erosion and sedimentation regulation by biological mediation, water quantity regulation: landscape maintenance, climate regulation: carbon sequestration and burial. The expected impact on the development targets (‘biodiversity’) is very positive. The expected impact for the different beneficiary groups is overall positive, with a very positive expected impact for future use and for local use (Table 1).

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Report: Management measures analysis and comparison