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Water

Gaining Depth

State of Watershed Investment 2014

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Last year, governments and companies invested $12.3 billion (B) in initiatives implementing nature-based solutions to sustain the world’s clean water supplies. According to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, this funding – which supports healthy watersheds that naturally filter water, absorb storm surge, and perform other critical functions – flowed to more than seven million households and restored and protected a total of 365 million hectares (ha) of land, an area larger than India.

Up from $8.2B in investment tracked in 2011, the researchers say the sector’s continued growth and near-doubling of the hundreds of operational programs reflects governments’ desire to secure water quality and availability with affordable strategies that can complement or replace industrial infrastructure.

Up from $8.2B in investment tracked in 2011, the researchers say the sector’s continued growth and near-doubling of the hundreds of operational programs reflects governments’ desire to secure water quality and availability with affordable strategies that can complement or replace industrial infrastructure.

 

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English [PDF, 132 KB] State of Watershed Payments 2013Gaining Depth:
Executive Summary

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State of Watershed Payments 2013Gaining Depth:
Full Report

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Count of Newly Operational Programs, 1990-2013

 

Top Investment Motivations by Buyer Sector, 2013
Top Investment Motivations by Buyer Sector, 2013

 

 

Nexus Investments in Natural Infrastructure for Energy, Agriculture, and Water

 

Nexus Investments in Natural Infrastructure for Energy, Agriculture, and Water

 

 

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Gaining Depth

State of Watershed Investment 2014 - Executive Summary

By Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll - Ecosystem Marketplace, Ecosystem Marketplace
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Un Viaje a las Profundidades

By Genevieve Bennett, Nathaniel Carroll - Ecosystem Marketplace/Forest Trends, Ecosystem Marketplace/Forest Trends