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Technical Primer for Quantifying the Benefits of Watershed Interventions: Forest Thinning Management

Technical Primer for Quantifying the Benefits of Watershed Interventions: Forest Thinning Management

“Andrew” Feng Fang, Thomas Zimnicki, Mark S. Kieser - Kieser & Associates - October 2017

The China Mega City Water Fund (CMCWF), was formally launched in August 2015 by the city of Beijing in cooperation with the Beijing Forestry Society (BFS), China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN), and Forest...

A Technical Primer on Quantifying Benefits of Watershed Interventions: Riparian Buffers

A Technical Primer on Quantifying Benefits of Watershed Interventions: Riparian Buffers

“Andrew” Feng Fang, Mark S. Kieser - Kieser & Associates - October 2017

The China Mega City Water Fund (CMCWF), was formally launched in August 2015 by the city of Beijing in cooperation with the Beijing Forestry Society (BFS), China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), International Union for Conservation Nature (IUCN), and Forest...

State of European Markets 2017 - Watershed Investments

State of European Markets 2017 - Watershed Investments

Genevieve Bennett, Alessandro Leonardi, Franziska Ruef - Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace, ETIFOR, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace - June 2017

The European Union (EU)’s Water Framework Directive (WFD) sets ambitious targets for improving water management and water quality in EU water bodies, and conserving ecosystems within and around those water bodies. Despite progress, by 2015, still fewer than half of EU water bodies met the standard...

Participatory Social Impact Assessment of Water Funds

Participatory Social Impact Assessment of Water Funds

A Case Study from Lima, Peru

Leah Bremer, Gena Gammie, Oscar Maldonado - Forest Trends - June 2016

Water users and governments are increasingly recognizing watershed conservation as a critical component of a comprehensive water security strategy. In Latin America, this has inspired the launch of dozens of water funds, which facilitate investments in watershed conservation and restoration by...

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Evaluación Participativa del Impacto Social de los Fondos de Agua

Evaluación Participativa del Impacto Social de los Fondos de Agua: Estudio de Caso de Lima, Perú

Leah Bremer, Gena Gammie, Oscar Maldonado - Natural Capital Project, Forest Trends - June 2016
Green Infrastructure in the Drinking Water Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Green Infrastructure in the Drinking Water Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Marta Echavarria, Paola Zavala, Lorena Coronel, Tamara Montalvo, Luz Maria Aguirre - December 2015

The study was designed to document the state of initiatives and investment in green infrastructure by water regulators, drinking water operators, and project developers in Latin American and Caribbean countries, It includes activities such as: payment for ecosystem services projects, water...

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ESP: Infraestructura Verde en el Sector de Agua Potable en América Latina y el Caribe

ESP: Infraestructura Verde en el Sector de Agua Potable en América Latina y el Caribe: Tendencias, Retos y Oportunidades

Marta Echavarria, Paola Zavala, Lorena Coronel, Tamara Montalvo, Luz Maria Aguirre - Forest Trends, EcoDecisión, Nature Conservancy - December 2015
PORT: Infraestrutura Verde no Setor de Água Potável na América Latina e Caribe

PORT: Infraestrutura Verde no Setor de Água Potável na América Latina e Caribe: Tendências, Desafios e Oportunidades

Marta Echavarria, Paola Zavala, Lorena Coronel, Tamara Montalvo, Luz Maria Aguirre - December 2015
Investments in Watershed Services for the Jequetepeque Watershed in Northwestern Peru, Departments of Cajamarca and La Libertad

Investments in Watershed Services for the Jequetepeque Watershed in Northwestern Peru, Departments of Cajamarca and La Libertad

Peru Investments in Watershed Services Series

Recognizing the need to provide national leadership, capacity-building, and coordination to the many local and regional mechanisms facilitating investments in ecosystem services throughout Peru, the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) partnered with Forest Trends to establish the Peru Ecosystem...

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Investments in Watershed Services for the Rimac Watershed, Department of Lima, Peru

Investments in Watershed Services for the Rimac Watershed, Department of Lima, Peru

Peru Investments in Watershed Services Series

Recognizing the need to provide national leadership, capacity-building, and coordination to the many local and regional mechanisms facilitating investments in ecosystem services throughout Peru, the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) partnered with Forest Trends to establish the Peru Ecosystem...

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Investments in Watershed Services for Moyobamba on Subwatersheds of the Alto Mayo, Department of San Martín, Peru

Investments in Watershed Services for Moyobamba on Subwatersheds of the Alto Mayo, Department of San Martín, Peru

Peru Investments in Watershed Services Series

Recognizing the need to provide national leadership, capacity-building, and coordination to the many local and regional mechanisms facilitating investments in ecosystem services throughout Peru, the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) partnered with Forest Trends to establish the Peru Ecosystem...

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Investments in Watershed Services for the Cañete Watershed, Department of Lima, Peru

Investments in Watershed Services for the Cañete Watershed, Department of Lima, Peru

Peru Investments in Watershed Services Series

Recognizing the need to provide national leadership, capacity-building, and coordination to the many local and regional mechanisms facilitating investments in ecosystem services throughout Peru, the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) partnered with Forest Trends to establish the Peru Ecosystem...

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Initial Recommendations for the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in Investments in Watershed Services Programs

Initial Recommendations for the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in Investments in Watershed Services Programs

Michael Richards, Tuyeni Mwampamba - Forest Trends - September 2013

The main objective of this paper is to provide recommendations on the social impact assessment (SIA) of investments for watershed services (IWS) projects or programs. The paper draws on an extensive literature on the theory and practice of SIA, on the authors’ experiences of applying SIA in other...

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Charting New Waters

Charting New Waters

State of Watershed Payments 2012

Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll, Katherine Hamilton - January 2013

State of Watershed Payments 2012 is the second installment of the most comprehensive inventory to date of initiatives around the world that are paying individuals and communities to revive or preserve water-friendly features of the landscape. The number of initiatives that protect and restore...

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Trazando las Nuevas Aguas

Trazando las Nuevas Aguas: Estado Global de las Inversiones en Protección Hídrica

Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll, Katherine Hamilton - Ecosystem Marketplace - January 2013
2012年流域服务支付状况

2012年流域服务支付状况: 勾画水资源新蓝图 - 执行摘要 (Charting New Waters - Exec Summ in Chinese)

Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll, Katherine Hamilton - Ecosystem Marketplace - January 2013
Executive Summary: Charting New Waters

Executive Summary: Charting New Waters: State of Watershed Payments 2012

Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll, Katherine Hamilton - January 2013
State of Watershed Payments Report (Executive Summary for Business)

State of Watershed Payments Report (Executive Summary for Business)

Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll - Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace - January 2014
Managing Water

Managing Water

Potential Contributions of Investments in Watershed Services and Linkages to Poverty Reduction

We are facing a growing number, and increasing range, of water issues. As with climate change, when it comes to water, we are on an inevitable collision course with global disaster. So what is the answer? One suite of tools that, in certain situations, could help to address water problems are...

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