Water Footprint Assessment: An Opportunity for Scaling Investment in Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 13th 2016 – register here.

3:30 – 4:30 PM GMT

4.30 – 5:30 PM CET

10:30 -11:30 AM EST

Hosted by: Forest Trends Water Initiative

Panelists: Water Footprint Network, Valuing Nature, WWF International

Join an informative and lively discussion the use and merits of Water Footprint Assessment for attracting finance from the private sector for green infrastructure. The webinar is primarily for green infrastructure project developers, technical experts, and potential investors (e.g., companies ready to use Water Footprint Assessment).

Description:

Water Footprint Assessment is increasingly used by businesses and government to assess their water risks, dependencies and impacts. Now, some of its most advanced users are taking the next step and considering strategies and actions for reducing their water footprint and making it more sustainable.

These water users, including companies like Nestle or Duke Energy, as well as national governments like Switzerland and city governments like Quito, have the potential to contribute significantly to performance-based watershed investments, guided by these assessments.

This webinar will consult leading pioneers and experts in Water Footprint Assessment and watershed investments to describe what the opportunity could be for strategically linking these two. It will discuss what enabling conditions are needed and what challenges remain in implementing Water Footprint Assessment within the context of watershed investments. It will also explore the potential limitations or risks under such an approach.

Guiding questions for webinar:

  • Why is Water Footprint Assessment relevant to scaling investments in green infrastructure projects?
  • How can practitioners implement Water Footprint Assessment or use the results in their green infrastructure projects?
  • How do you interpret results from Water Footprint Assessment for potential buyers/investors?
  • How can you link water footprints to payment schemes?
  • How can Water Footprint Assessment facilitate decision making that optimises the mix of grey (or technological) and green (nature-based) solutions in a watershed (e.g., addressing both the demand and supply side of sustainable water management)?

Facilitator/Host:

Jan Cassin, Forest Trends

Panelists:

Ruth Matthews, Water Footprint Network
Samuel Vionnet, Valuing Nature
Alexis Morgan, WWF International

Register here.

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