To ensure clean water for all, we must work together and get smart about how we use every drop.
Today, half the world’s population is impacted by water shortages, and projections estimate that it will continue to grow. Likewise, poor land management practices are impacting the quality of our water supply.
We can tackle these challenges by using innovative science and financial mechanisms. Through water markets and water funds, The Nature Conservancy and partners are helping make water available where it’s needed most and improving water quality through natural solutions such as reforestation and improved farming practices.
In many cities worldwide, drinking-water supplies are greatly affected by how land is managed. View the infographic on how a water fund helps manage land and water.
Our path to clean water isn’t lined exclusively in concrete. Nature can help.
A new report analyzes 4,000 cities to demonstrate the benefits of source water protection.
Using water markets helps balance the water needs of people, agriculture and nature.
Report explores connections between finance, farming and freshwater.
See this illustration of how natural infrastructure works as a path to clean water.
Watch these videos to see how nature can help deliver clean water.
Brian Richter, lead scientist for the water program at The Nature Conservancy, speaks on global and local water scarcity.
Learn how natural infrastructure, good governance, innovative financing and sound science can help conserve water around the world.