I’ve successfully run an SDR model for a watershed my organisation is interested in but we are hoping to use the outputs to do a high level valuation of the sediment retention services provided. We are looking at a watershed that is a water source for a rural community of ~400.
The SDR model overview indicates:
“The model can also value the landscape in terms of water quality maintenance or avoided reservoir sedimentation and determines how land use changes may impact the cost of sediment removal.”
Is this just indicating that the model output can be used to perform this type of valuation seprately or is there an actual model component that will provide this value? Does anyone have any experience with this?