When it comes to providing clean water, investments in forest conservation can save money.
Exploring Payments for Watershed Services in the U.S. South
The issue brief provides an overview of how businesses and water utilities in the United States and Latin America are pursuing upstream forest conservation as a cost-effective means of ensuring clean water supplies. It also suggests how many of these approaches could be applicable in the...
In the Southern United States, the watersheds with the greatest ability to produce clean water and with the most consumers tend to be the forested watersheds of the east (top).
Many payments for watershed services share a common trait: they are investments in “green infrastructure” instead of “gray infrastructure.” In other words, they are investments in forests i
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from watershed-based pollution, which threatens more than 25 percent of reefs globally.
Coral reefs are classified by estimated present threat from marine-based pollution and damage, which threatens approximately 10 percent of reefs globally.
Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector
This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure.
This working paper evaluates the opportunities for Pennsylvania farms to sell nutrient credits in a proposed nutrient trading program in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
This working paper evaluates the opportunities for Maryland farms to sell nutrient credits in a proposed nutrient trading program in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
WRI's Lauretta Burke discusses her work on measuring the economic value of coral reefs in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries.