Recently, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has published a How-to Guide to Develop Watershed Investment Programs, accessible here. This important resource was designed to meet the needs of practitioners and investors across a variety of sectors who may wish to improve biodiversity, climate and water security outcomes by employing nature-based solutions. It comprises several components, including a set of Deep Dives which offer detailed guidance on key subject matter areas for WIP preparation.
FutureWater has contributed to the How-to Guide by providing input to several sections, most notably by developing the Deep Dive containing eleven NbS Options Factsheets. These factsheets outline the typical properties of each NbS option including the water security challenges addressed, additional co-benefits, typical cost profiles, and risks. The factsheets were compiled by exploring a range of information sources, including technical reports, policy documents, operational protocols and guidelines for NbS implementation, and academic literature.
More information about the overall project can be found here.