We Provide What Leaders Need

 

Frameworks for sustainable water capture and allocation

Strategies to fund watershed restoration

Assessment of costs and impacts of water contamination


What's at Stake

 

Our health and well-being depend on a clean, abundant water supply – from drinking water to agriculture and business needs, we can’t live without it. Healthy watersheds also support biodiversity and help maintain resilient, productive ecosystems. Many of our water sources are threatened by drought, depletion, pollution, and development. It is high time that we started shaping policy and planning to tackle these challenges.

Photo Credit: Pascal Walschots via Flickr

Photo Credit: Pascal Walschots via Flickr


Our Approach

 

Raising Awareness of Healthy Watersheds' Value

A full understanding of a watershed's value drives the kind of investments that will support conservation and restoration and promote healthy, functioning watersheds. We support decision makers with a clear picture of their watershed's value and lead workshops and outreach to educate stakeholders about the critical connections between watersheds and resilient communities.

 

Informing Policy and Planning for Freshwater Ecosystems

From evaluating the benefits and costs of dams to investigating the impacts of green infrastructure investments, we help stakeholders understand their options when it comes to planning and policy for watersheds.

 

Advancing accounting and Finance Strategies to Support Investment in Freshwater Ecosystems

Although watersheds and aquifers are some of our most important assets, current accounting standards don't capture the value of natural assets or ecosystem services like water filtration and supply. We're working to change that. When accounting and finance strategies advance, we'll be able to allocate greater public investment to forested watersheds and green infrastructure, improving water policy and securing a clean water supply for the nation.