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State of Watershed Investment 2016

By Genevieve Bennett, Franziska Ruef
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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.

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Forest Trends and experts in the field held a launch webinar to explore findings from the State of Watershed Investment 2016 report and cutting-edge developments in the watershed investment space. The discussion highlighted key global and regional trends in the scale, scope, and direction of innovative finance for green infrastructure. Guest panelists shared lessons from the field in successful models for financing watershed restoration.

Panelists:

  • 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

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