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Investment in Watersheds Yields Significant Cost-Savings for Water Utilities


Robert McDonald, Daniel Shemie

Senior Scientist, Urban Sustainability, The Nature Conservancy; Director of Water Funds, The Nature Conservancy

November 2015

In partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association, The Nature Conservancy has collected and analyzed three years of data from more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide. The data are presented in The Urban Water Blueprint, a report that shows the annual costs and potential savings of watershed conservation at scale.

Robert McDonald, Senior Scientist for Urban Sustainability at The Nature Conservancy, and Daniel Shemie, Director of Water Funds for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water team, highlight a few of the findings and how this report can be used as a decision-making resource.

Originally Posted on Water World

November 06, 2015