Forest Trends is convening a series of sessions with small groups of experts to identify opportunities for scaling nature-based water infrastructure solutions within emerging federal infrastructure and climate resilience plans in the US.
Natural water infrastructure is central to building back better in the US. Forest Trends’ goal is to advance an agenda for mainstreaming natural infrastructure as “business as usual” in infrastructure and development decisions. Such new natural infrastructure investments will be more sustainable, resilient to climate and other shocks, address legacies of inequity and environmental damage, and help address climate change while supporting quality jobs and economic development.
July 27 Session: Lessons from the mitigation banking and water quality trading industries
The first session focuses on transferrable lessons for scaling up nature-based solutions from the mitigation banking and water quality trading industries.
- Adam Davis, Ecosystem Investment Partners
- Jessica Fox, Electric Power Research Institute
- Dan Yeoman, Quantified Ventures
- Craig Holland, The Nature Conservancy
September 7 Session: Municipal Water Infrastructure: Near-term actions to more effectively fund nature-based solutions for water
This discussion focuses on transferrable lessons for scaling up nature-based solutions to municipal water challenges.
- Jeremy Sokulsky, Chief Strategist, Environmental Incentives
- Lisa Beyer, Urban Water Infrastructure Manager, World Resources Institute
- Neil Chapman, Forest Health Supervisor, City of Flagstaff’s Wildland Fire Management Program
- Raven Lawson, Watershed Protection Manager, Central Arkansas Water
If you are interested in being added to the invite list for future sessions and updates, please contact Cheyenne Coxon at firstname.lastname@example.org