Recharging Watershed Investment Programs with Stakeholder Collaboration and Innovative Finance

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Recharging Watershed Investment Programs with Stakeholder Collaboration and Innovative Finance

Aging and stressed, America’s water infrastructure is facing a $1 trillion investment gap over the next 25 years. The World Resources Institute and partners recently released a timely report detailing solutions to fill this gap. But all potential solutions demonstrate the need for like-minded coalitions to take an integrated, systems-level approach to address incentive gaps and develop financing solutions.

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AFF-BFC-WRI Partnership Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant

AFF-BFC-WRI Partnership Awarded Conservation Innovation Grant

Supported by a 2016 Conservation Innovation Grant from the National Resources Conservation Service, the American Forest Foundation, Blue Forest Conservation, and the World Resources Institute, have partnered to develop a new public-private partnership and financial instrument, called the Forest Resilience Bond, that aligns market incentives to restore key watersheds before the next fire strikes.