Return on Investment of Natural and Built Infrastructure for the Monterey Water Fund

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Return on Investment of Natural and Built Infrastructure for the Monterey Water Fund Return on Investment of Natural and Built Infrastructure for the Monterrey Water Fund The TNC initiative entitled SNAP (Science for Nature and People) seeks to answer the question: Where can natural infrastructure strategies advancing watershed protection and restoration activities make the most substantial contributions to enhancing water security for cities in Latin America?. The goal of SNAP is to identify where in Latin America there is the greatest potential for natural infrastructure to deliver source water protection and flood mitigation benefits. Our conceptual approach is that the most suitable areas for natural infrastructure strategies are where there is the greatest overlap between (i) high risk quantified as vulnerability times exposure, and (ii) high opportunity where biophysical, economic, and social characteristics of the region are best suited for natural infrastructure to be effective. A preliminary SNAP analysis for ~70 cities has been completed, leading to a ranking based on water quality, seasonal quantity, and flood mitigation co-benefit potential.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/1/158/31/15

Funding

  • Nature Conservancy: $29,824.00

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