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10th World Water Forum

10th World Water Forum in Bali

Join the launch of the partnership "climate resilient watershed investments" between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Blue Deal, WaterWorX, NWB Fonds and Nature for Water

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We're hiring!

Nature for Water is growing fast, and we are hiring. We're looking for a sustainability champion with experience in water, agriculture, or climate change.  A background in watershed Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is a plus.  Analytical and quantitative background is desired. 

The location for this position is flexible within countries in Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Continental Europe where TNC has the ability to hire (full remote).

 

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New Partnership!

In a bid to address the pressing challenges of global water security, a new partnership between Nature for Water, The Nature Conservancy, NWB Fund, WaterWorX, and BlueDeal has been made. 

This collaboration aims to harness Nature-based Solutions to combat the degradation of drinking water sources, which currently affects nearly half of the world's population. By combining their expertise and resources, these organizations aspire to develop, implement, and finance NbS projects worldwide, ensuring sustainable water resources for communities, cities, farmers, and businesses. 

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Norfolk Water Fund: Investing in Nature for Water Security

In February 2024, with the help of Nature for Water, the NWSP released a business plan for a £30 million portfolio of nature-based solutions that offer a holistic approach to managing the region’s water resources. The plan prioritizes action along the Wensum, Yare, Bure and Ant rivers to build more resilient watersheds by reducing, slowing and infiltrating runoff, as well as changing land use in priority areas through interventions like leaky ponds, buffer strips and soil management. These solutions can be integrated into schemes for local nature recovery with limited land take that fit within a productive farmed landscape.

Full Source: Norfolk Water Fund: Investing in Nature for Water Security

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The Business Case for Nature and Water

Kruger to Canyons recently launched their business case proposing a comprehensive Catchment Investment Program in the region.  Read more on LinkedIN

Full Source: LinkedIn

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We're Hiring!

Celebrate world water day by joining the Nature for Water Facility!  We are looking for a dynamic, commercially-minded Engagement Manager with 3+ years experience in project finance / management consultancy / capital markets settings. Engagement Managers partner with N4W Science Leads to own the development and execution of on-the-ground projects.

Open to all geographies in North America, Europe, Africa, and Latin America where TNC has the ability to hire (full remote). 

Full Source: LinkedIn

Yala River Catchment stakeholders at a tree planting ceremony in Kakon'ony, Nandi county, Kenya (photo credit Douglas Nyolei

Women in Water Championing Watershed Investment in Kenya

We're delighted to partner with Stella Wanjala and her team from Women in Water to protect critical water resources in the Yala River Catchment, Kenya.  N4W is partnering with Women in Water and Natural Resource Conservation to complete a feasibility study for the region.

Full Source: LinkedIn

Future Identity: Partnering with the Greater Cape Town Water Fund to Establish its Legal and Governance personality

Future Identity: Partnering with the Greater Cape Town Water Fund to Establish its Legal and Governance personality

We have partnered with the trailblazing Greater Cape Town Water Fund (GCTWF) to enhance their ability to restore the native fynbos habitat! Proper governance and legal arrangements are critical to ensure that collective action programs, like the novel GCTWF, can be implemented successfully in the long-term. The Nature for Water Facility is thrilled to advise the GCTWF on the best decision-making protocols that govern the participation and support of its diverse stakeholders.

Full Source: LinkedIn

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Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region NPC partners with the Nature for Water Facility to build a business case for catchment restoration

The Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region is currently serving not only as one of the world's most biodiverse and spectacular landscapes but also a Strategic Water Source Area for the burgeoning population in South Africa.  This grant is designed to determine the feasibility of establishing a Catchment Investment Program (CIP) to ensure that the valuable landscape can be protected and restored.  The CIP will be designed to use nature based solutions to protect the region's water source alongside the irreplaceable biodiversity in perpetuity. 

Full Source: LinkedIn

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Join our team: now hiring for Engagement Consultant position

Now hiring an Engagement Consultant position with our Facility team! This role assists multiple concurrent projects to develop place-based watershed investment programs. Seeking candidates with demonstrable experience in project finance, environmental economics, and/or management consultancy. Position is full-remote and available anywhere TNC is registered to do business in the Americas and Caribbean.

Full Source: TNC Careers

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Bespoke hydro model to help secure water for Medellín, Colombia

We share details on our sponsored engagement with Cuenca Verde, a renowned water fund in Colombia, to develop a bespoke hydro-sedimentological water quality model for the watersheds supplying Medellín.

Full Source: LinkedIn

Save the Date Announcement

Save-the-date announced for the Facility’s first Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce that the Nature for Water Facility’s first Call for Proposals window will open on Monday, 23 May 2022. The application will be hosted in the website’s Call for Proposals section, and will be accompanied by a briefing session on Thursday 26th (registration here).

Full Source: LinkedIn

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Equipping partners to secure their water futures

In a changing climate and worsening water crisis, we need collective, immediate action rooted in nature. Brooke Atwell and Justus Raepple connect how TNC’s Resilient Watersheds Strategy is equipping partners for success with the ‘three Ts’ – training, tools, and technical assistance, including the Nature for Water Facility.

Full Source: Nature.org

 Blyde River Canyon in Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region

Reconnecting people to water, through nature

What if we could restore nature and provide for people? What if we could adapt to a changing climate and keep it from getting worse? Program leads Mike Vice and Justus Raepple explore that rationale for launching the Nature for Water Facility and explains how it aims to support practical investments in watershed Nature-based Solutions to tackle some of the most urgent global crises: water scarcity, biodiversity loss and climate change.

Full Source: LinkedIn

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