Global Water Funds Network

About the Water Funds Network (WFN)

Originally founded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2014, the WFN is now an ever-growing community of experts who work to advance source water protection around the world, as well as other individuals interested in learning about the strategy, process, and benefits of protecting and restoring watersheds.

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WFN Webinars completed

Recent or upcoming WFN Webinars

JANUARY 2021 — “Identifying where NbS can work and at what cost: European water security and global experiences”

  • Topic :A special issue WFN Webinar to present (1) overall findings and recommendations from the report “Resilient European Cities: Nature-based Solutions for Clean Water”; and (2) results from the recent collective-action PWS program cost analysis, including how lessons learned can be applied to current and future Water Funds.
  • Topic: Looking to discuss what a “Mature” water fund really means, and how to get there from the operational phase. Real examples will also be presented including cases where the Water Fund has become self-sufficient and the founding organization.
  • Topic: Present on the release of the economic guidance for water funds and decision support systems. “What does operations look like”.
  • Topic: Present on the latest developments with a range of science tools — covering such topics as Water Funds App for Decision Makers, New Groundwater Tools and possibly remote sensing.

Other WFN Webinars Topics for 2021

  • “Regional variations in scaling the Water Fund model”
  • “Engaging policy makers and other Water Fund enablers”
  • “Water Funds & Climate Change”
  • “Groundwater & Water Funds”
  • A topic of your choosing — suggest one! (email esimmons@TNC.org)
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WFN Manager Emily Simmons (left) presents a recognition award plaque to Carolina Patricia Polania Silgado (right) for her strong leadership in the Network through contributions in supporting Water Funds and watershed investments on the ground in Colombia, and for her successful engagement of local communities in watershed work. Photo taken by Froylan Hernandez-Ruiz on July 17th, 2019 at the Water Funds Network (WFN) side event in Mexico City.

Positive WFN feedback from 2019 annual member survey:

“The Water Funds Network has been a perfect learning platform on how to improve Water Fund activities; learning the lessons from other Water Funds.”

“I have loved the 2 years I have known the water fund network.”

“ I think the Water Funds Network is a very good example for other strategies!”

“The WFN is very useful for me and my work.”

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The Nature Conservancy is one of the world's largest conservation organisations. Water security is amongst our top priorites-follow this account to know more.