Table 31d Positive ecosystem service rankings relative within fresh waters not quantitative for groundwater and abstraction

Explanation of service values:

(—3) = strong disservice; (0) = neutral; (3) = strong positive; n.a. = not applicable.

Groundwater: Unmanaged

Abstracion: (Artificially Recharged)

Service

Service

Goods and Services

Rank

Biotic

Abiotic

Rank

Biotic

Abiotic

Provisional Services

Food production

Plant

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Animal

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Other products

Fuel/energy

1

*** geothermal

1

*** geothermal

Fiber

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Potable water

3

***

percolation

3

***

infiltration (recharge)

Water quantity

3

n.a.

***

3

n.a.

***

Supporting Services

Waste disposal

1

** biore-

** reverse

0

n.a.

n.a.

mediation wells

Climate modification

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

C sequestration

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Trace gas production

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Irrigation

3

n.a.

***

3

n.a.

***

Transport

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Cultural Services

Recreation

0

n.a.

n.a.

0

n.a.

n.a.

Aesthetic

1

* geysers, microbial springs

0

n.a.

n.a.

mats, sulphur precipitation mats, sulphur precipitation

Asterisks indicate the relative importance of biotic and abiotic factors, from weak (*) to strong (***), in the provision of the associated good or service.

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