Building on over a decade of engagements in dozens of watersheds around the world, we develop and disseminate guidance and provide advisory services and technical assistance to national and local governments, businesses, utilities and landowners to advance investment in natural infrastructure for the provision of essential water services. We specialize in helping watershed stakeholders identify and pursue the evidence base, partnerships, program design and finance needed for successful investments in healthy forests, grasslands, farmlands, watersheds and wetlands.
Roadmap for Watershed Investment in the United States: In collaboration with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and Colorado State University, WRI developed a roadmap for utilities and communities to aid in the establishment and growth of watershed investment programs in the United States.
Guidance for Investing in Forested Landscapes for Source Water Protection in the United States: In collaboration with Earth Economics and Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, WRI developed comprehensive guidance on the economics, science, partnerships, and finance mechanisms underlying successful natural infrastructure investments.
Green Utility Network: WRI partners with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Vitens Evides International (VEI) to chair the Green Utility Network. The Network facilitates partnerships between governments, the private sector, and civil society to catalyze investments in water infrastructure that contains both green and gray systems.