This working paper describes the rationale for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay region and estimates the economic benefits, including potential benefits to the agriculture, wastewater, and stormwater sectors.
Despite projections, many financial analysts ignore the risks and opportunities associated with environmental trends. ENVEST seeks to change this.
A new project will help identify and measure the water-related risks facing companies and their investors, and lead to better environmental decisions.
Water scarcity, water pollution and water competition are various risks that could significantly harm a company’s operations. Even so, they are often overlooked by investors, financial analysts and businesses. Piet Klop, Senior Fellow in WRI’s Markets and Enterprise program, answers questions about why water matters to companies.
Nutrient pollution emerges as one of the greatest threats to water quality.
A new Fact Sheet on nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay region covers issues such as potential costs and revenues, and how farmers and other stakeholders can benefit.
Payments for ecosystem services are becoming an increasingly important part of the U.S. business and regulatory landscape. As programs that provide payments for ecosystem services grow, policy makers will need to determine how these various payments should interact with each other.
In the 1980s, Thailand’s government, initially supported by the World Bank, focused on a single ecosystem service—aquaculture—to supply a growing frozen shrimp export industry.
State of the art GIS maps shed new light on Uganda’s development challenges.
This map shows the percentage of households relying on open sources of drinking water, such as lakes, streams, etc., and therefore at risk of waterborne diseases attributed to unsafe sources.
Note: Seven subcounties in Kaabong District, all with safe drinking water coverage below 20 percent, are not shown in this map because reliable poverty estimates were not available for 2005.