Water underpins every facet of development: addressing poverty and
hunger and improving health; mitigating and adapting to climate change;
affordable energy and sustainable cities and communities all depend on
safe and secure water supplies. But our inability to adequately value
water—to invest in the systems that allow us to carefully manage it,
allocate it to the most important uses, and protect the health of the
watersheds from which we draw it—threatens human health, prosperity and
even, in some cases, political stability.
Such problems are
solvable, however. Combining science and innovative finances, The Nature
Conservancy is working with communities to overcome water insecurity by
investing in freshwater systems in a way that contributes to peace and
prosperity, demonstrating the complementarity between water security and
The Global Water Quarterly Review provides
an growing set of case studies that demonstrate these solutions in
action, from Colombia to Maine and Kenya to Australia. By changing the
way nature is valued, protected and leveraged, the Conservancy is
bringing greater benefits to communities while also ensuring nature has a
seat at the table in discussions about water security and other aspects
of sustainable development.
For more information, contact the Water team at firstname.lastname@example.org.