Asia Pacific

Water Funds in Asia Pacific

Water Funds in Asia Pacific

© Patrick He

2 Water Funds in Operation

2 Water Funds in Development

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Water Funds emerge in China and Indonesia.

Given the popularity of payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs and the critical role that local governments play, recent analyses conducted by TNC and its partners suggest that collective action water funds offer an untapped financial and governance mechanism to implement conservation at scale. This type of investment in the conservation of water sources through collective Water Funds provides water users with a cost-effective approach to achieving water security while further securing a wide range of socioeconomic and ecological benefits.

Note: you can also download a copy of the China Urban Water Blueprint report in Chinese: Access here.