Global | Supporting Material
Design Phase Checklist
Access a checklist of actions that should be completed to help determine if a Water Fund is ready to transition to the Creation Phase. Format: PowerPoint.
North America | Report
Peaks to People Water Fund - Summer 2018 Newsletter
The Peaks to People Water Fund aims to protect water resources in the Cache la Poudre and Big Thompson watersheds by restoring forests to reduce the risk of severe wildfires. These forest restoration projects not only protect water from sedimentation and debris, but also improve forest health and habitat, decrease firefighting costs, and reduce home loss and infrastructure damage. Our goal is to dramatically accelerate forest restoration to reduce the threat of severe wildfire by engaging downstream water users to donate funds for this work. Access this document for the Peaks to People WF Summer 2018 Newsletter.
Africa | Report
Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund - Annual Report 2016
The primary focus of the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund (UTNWF) is to improve farming practices in the watershed. While this water fund is the first of its kind in Africa, it builds on the expertise TNC scientists have gained from designing more than 30 water funds around the world. See this document for an Annual Report for the Nairobi Water Fund.
Global | Template
SWOT Analysis - Template
Access this Word document for a basic SWOT template (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) and an example from the Mexico City Water Fund. This SWOT Analysis is typically completed as part of the Decision Support Document in the Feasibility Phase.
North America | Report
Socioeconomic Assessment: Beneficiaries of the Wag Water Watershed
This project investigates the social dimensions of watersheds as part of an integrated approach to watershed management. The aim is to undertake a socio-economic assessment of the beneficiaries of the Wag Water watershed and provide relevant quantitative information on the different categories of water users. The assessment identifies the main stakeholders and their impact on natural resources. It is intended to highlight issues of equity and vulnerability by depicting variations in socio-economic characteristics within the watershed, for example by mapping population distribution and patterns of poverty. Another aim is to map the use of watershed resources and services. The longer term goal is to establish who are the main consumers of water (and thus potential voluntary contributors towards the establishment of a Water Fund in the basin), and to assess their potential influence in mobilizing such a Water Fund. Consideration needs to be given to ways in which marginalized groups can be best integrated into the Water Fund. The assessment needs to consider potential conflicts that may need to be averted by ensuring fairness and equity in the implementation of the Water Fund.
Global | Report
Making the case for Water Funds: Evidence and Gap Assessment
This research consisted of two main steps: (1) Identify and prioritize key science questions, and; (2) conduct rapid literature reviews related to the highest priority questions and summarize the findings. To identify and prioritize key science questions, a core team drafted an initial set of questions organized into benefit categories (water quality, water quantity, biodiversity, human health and well-being, climate change mitigation and adaptation) and several thematic categories (e.g. modeling). The team then invited approximately thirty experts within and outside TNC to provide feedback to the list, add their own questions, and identify their highest priority questions. These experts included project-level professionals affiliated with specific water funds as well as scientists who have provided guidance to water funds over time. Review this document for key findings for targeted questions.
Global | Report
Science of Water Funds: Assessing the Evidence Base (Summary Document)
This document seeks to achieve the following: (1) Identify key science questions relating to water funds (2) Assess evidence base for selected questions via literature review This research focused on project-level science needs with deliverables targeted to TNC staff (field- and executive-level).
Latin America | Template
LAWFP WF Charter - Template
This Charter establishes the initial rules and governance mechanisms that will guide LAWFP Water Fund operations and the behavior of those involved in its activities. As Water Funds use this Charter, it will improve and evolve over time, becoming the standard that governs all activities.
North America | Presentation
Savannah River Clean Water Fund, USA - Overview PPT
Access for an overview of the Savannah River Clean Water Fund, Georgia, USA, prepared by the local team as of February 2016.
Latin America | Presentation
São Paulo Water Fund, Brazil - Overview PPT
Access for an overview of the São Paulo Water Fund, Brazil, prepared by the local team as of February 2016.