Tag: water funds

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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When it comes to water, an emerging theme is beginning to play out: investing in nature is a smart development strategy.

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

Billions for Biodiversity (and Beaches)

Written by | October 25th, 2012

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Countries around the world have agreed to double their foreign aid for conservation by 2015. It’s great news for biodiversity and beaches around the world.

Goodnight Stars’ Twinkling Light, Goodnight Clean Water, Burning Bright

Written by | March 21st, 2012

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Can conservation make people feel better? Our freshwater scientist shares how one micro sewage treatment plant improves the lives of a small community in Brazil.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 23

Written by | September 23rd, 2010

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It’s a watery, biodiverse world here at Cool Green Morning:

  1. Conservancy scientist Sanjayan talks water funds at the Clinton Global Initiative. (Treehugger)
  2. What does the “hockey stick” graph for climate change mean? Read the last sentence of this post. (Green)
  3. A massive wetland restoration in Florida isn’t going quite as planned. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. Solar stoves, rocket stoves…what’s the truth about cleaner cooking options for people in poor nations? (Dot Earth)
  5. 2010 is the “International Year of Biodiversity“–dive into the topic with these 16 expert commentaries. (Mongabay)

Conserving Nature Impacts People — But What Does That Mean?

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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Conservation needs to firmly measure its socioeconomic impacts, says Rebecca Goldman — or else risk losing credibility.

Measuring Conservation Impacts? First, Get the Question Right

Written by | December 9th, 2009

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Since I started my position as senior scientist at The Nature Conservancy a year and a half ago, I have been outspoken in the crusade to measure the impacts of the organization’s conservation strategies. Sure, I love knowing that the Conservancy has, for instance: Helped create new marine protected areas which cover hundreds of hectares, […]

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