WaterWorld and Co$ting Nature

WaterWorld and Co$ting Nature

Developed by: King’s College London, AmbioTEK, and UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Launched in 2008; Updated in 2011

Why Use the Tool

WaterWorld and Co$ting Nature are two analysis tools to explore ecosystem services using spatial data as well as models of biophysical and social systems. WaterWorld allows the user to test out alternative management strategies and understand how these decisions would impact the ecosystem services provided by water resources. Co$ting Nature can help cities understand the value of forests at multiple scales since users can try alternative scenarios, based on different policy options. Together, the two tools aim to support decision making around biophysical ecosystem services.

Recommended Tool

Mark Mulligan, Head of the Head of the Department of Geography at King’s College London: mark.mulligan@kcl.ac.uk


Water quantity, quality and seasonal regulation by local and upstream forests and land use

Past Use Cases

Used in over 140 countries. Read more case studies here.

Additional Guidance:

See training materials.