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Webinar: Alliances for Green Infrastructure – State of Watershed Investment 2016


Forest Trends is pleased to invite you to a free webinar to explore findings from our latest report Alliances for Green Infrastructure: State of Watershed Investment 2016.

The report summarizes data from a global survey of program developers to estimate the size, scope, and scale of market mechanisms for green infrastructure.

Thursday, December 15th 2016: 11:30 am EST
Register for the webinar here.

It’s been a banner year for green infrastructure, from the roll-out of the Paris climate deal to Peru’s groundbreaking new water security strategy to California’s recent legislation recognizing nature as a critical part of its water infrastructure.

In 2015, governments, water utilities, companies, and communities spent nearly $25 billion on payments for green infrastructure for water. More than 400 programs in 62 countries invested in the natural ability of forests, wetlands, grasslands, and other ecosystems to ensure clean, reliable water supplies for cities and communities, and to combat threats from rapid urban expansion and agricultural pollution.

Join Forest Trends and experts in the field for a launch webinar discussing findings from the State of Watershed Investment 2016 report and cutting-edge developments in the watershed investment space. We’ll highlight key global and regional trends in the scale, scope, and direction of innovative finance for green infrastructure. Guest panelists will share lessons from the field in successful models for financing watershed restoration.


Genevieve Bennett, Senior Associate, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace

Daniel Shemie, Director of Strategy, Water Funds, The Nature Conservancy

Brian Van Wye, Branch Chief – Stormwater Program Implementation, District of Columbia, Department of Energy & Environment