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The Nature Conservancy

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Affiliated Orgs: Agua Somos
Aquafondo
California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC)
Fonapa Water Fund
Raise The River
The Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund (FAMM)
Projects: Agua Por la Vida y La Sostenibilidad
American River Headwaters
Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project
Bogota Water Fund
Brazil Site-level Water Targets Pilot Testing
California Collective Action
Crop Switching in the Verde River Valley
Demonstrating Multiple-Benefit Groundwater Recharge in the Sacramento Valley
Ecolab Garyville Water Stewardship Project
Fondo para la Conservación del Agua – FONAG
Improving Agricultural Practices in the Guanajuato
International Forestry Initiative
Irrigation Efficiency and Reforestation in Mexico
Jesse Creek Restoration Project
Lower Flint River Watershed
Medellín Water Fund
Pocomoke Watershed Targeted Restoration
Rio Grande Water Fund
Santa Clara River Floodplain Protection Program, Ventura, CA
Shasta Big Springs Ranch, Shasta River Watershed, Montague
Simplified Permitting to Accelerate Restoration in California
Sixaola-Teribe River Water Fund
South Africa Contextual Water Target Setting Pilots
Sustainable Agriculture in the Guanajuato
The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Central Idaho Conservation Area
TNC Groundwater Management Tools
Upper Snake River Basin Water Stewardship Assessment
Wetland Restoration in Chennai, India: The Nature Conservancy
Resources: Corporate Water Stewardship: Achieving a Sustainable Balance
Countries: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, United States of America
Regions: Amazonas, Colombia, Colorado River , Mekong, Murray - Darling, Yangtze River (Chang Jiang)
Organization SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the organization and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Organization Tags:
Includes tags from the organization and its locations.
Soil Erosion and Health
Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Water Funds
Conservation Agriculture/Agronomy
Irrigation Management and Technology
Services Offered: No services needed/offered
Org. Type: NGO / Civil Society
Language: English
Org. Website: www.nature.org
Org. Source: User
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Organization Overview

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries, with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations, and by using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values. Our Fr...

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The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We acheive this through the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, including more than 550 scientists, located in all 50 U.S. states and 33 countries, with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporations, and by using a non-confrontational, collaborative approach and staying true to our five unique core values. Our Freshwater work is focused on protecting this most critical resource for people and nature through protection and restoration of green infrastructure, innovative watershed financing, implemenation of agricultural efficiency technology on a large scale and by partnering with private corporation to improve their water stewardship through the value chain.

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Cauca Valley is Colombia’s largest sugarcane producing region. Irrigation demands, combined with the needs of a growing population, of around 1.2 million living in five cities, have led to increased water scarcity in the region. As in many other Andean ... Learn More

The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based ... Learn More

The Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project is a 3-year project that runs from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2016. This project is largely funded by the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and is an effort to educate farmers about the Iowa Nutrient ... Learn More

The objective of the water fund is to protect the water source for Bogota by investing in the source watershed. Activities include supporting additional national park rangers and helping people who live in the watershed switch to more sustainable livlihood ... Learn More

Brazil has faced severe droughts and water scarcity since 2012, causing severe water shortages in southeastern Brazil. Against the backdrop of this complex water governance environment, the CEO Water Mandate worked with CDP, the World Resources Institute, WWF, and UNEP-DHI ... Learn More

In California we have participated in stakeholder engagement sessions to share our insights and to learn from others. As a result of this engagement we are working with other food/bev companies to find projects for joint efforts. Learn More

The Nature Conservancy is paying local farmers to switch from water intensive alfalfa to barley. In addition, TNC is providing funding for installing more efficient river diversion headgates for irrigation and installation of drip irrigation. Learn More

The Nature Conservancy is testing a new program, called BirdReturns, that rents habitat rather than buying it. The program pays rice farmers to leave water in their fields for a few extra weeks at critical times during the birds’ winter ... Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Restore 100% of the consumptive water use back to the Mississippi River Delta Learn More

The Quito Water Conservation Fund (Fondo para la Protección del Agua – FONAG) is an endowment fund that receives money from the government, public utilities, electric companies, private companies and non-government organizations. An independent financial institution manages and invests the ... Learn More

Demonstration of best agricultural practices on our research farm for our growers; we are working with government agencies to provide zero-interest loans to growers to convert to drip irrigation systems on their farms; we grow native tree seedlings in our ... Learn More

Forests provide much of the world’s most biodiverse habitat on land, making their protection a priority for maintaining biodiversity. They also provide flood control and water regulation benefits. In 2011, we launched a new environmental initiative with funding to help ... Learn More

Facility investments in wastewater treatment and recycling equipment; demonstration of best agricultural practices on our research farm for our growers; we worked with government agencies to help provide zero-interest loans to growers to convert to drip irrigation systems on their ... Learn More

The Jesse Creek project has restored stream flow into the natural, historic Jesse Creek channel permanently restoring water to the dewatered lower section and restoring over 40 acres of wetland. In addition, over 800 native willows were planted along the ... Learn More

The Lower Flint River Basin is one of the most ecologically diverse river systems in Georgia. People, plants and animals depend on its waters, yet recent flows have reached historic low levels. This is also one of the most agriculturally ... Learn More

The Medellín and Valle de Aburrá Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism with the objective of developing a conservation and sustainable natural resource use program for the basins that supply the reservoirs for Medellín and Valle de Aburrá. ... Learn More

Identify priority areas for conservation practices to improve water quality. Learn More

The Rio Grande Water Fund is a ground-breaking project that is protecting vital forests in northern New Mexico—and the water they provide. We’re uniting water users and using innovative research, tools and alliances to help protect water and the natural ... Learn More

The Santa Clara River is the last major river still in a relatively natural state in southern California. Without the Santa Clara River it is doubtful Ventura County could continue to be one of the ten most productive agricultural counties ... Learn More

The project will restore 70 acres of riparian corridor by restricting cattle from near-river areas and developing solar powered off-stream water sources for livestock. In addition, 20 acres will be planted with 8,000 native trees, 14 acres will be planted ... Learn More

California’s rivers, streams and the creatures that depend on them are in trouble. Pollution, degraded habitat, and dwindling riverside forests have caused native fish and bird populations to plummet – some to near extinction. Many landowners and restoration advocates across ... Learn More

The Sixaola-Teribe River Water Fund is a long term financial mechanism whose main objective is to develop a biodiversity, soil and water resource conservation program for these basins through integrated basin management. Learn More

The CEO Water Mandate launched this collaboration to help companies set water stewardship targets to both address their business-related water challenges and build the resilience of the broader catchment. Crucially, the pilot project informs target-setting through a local lens: because ... Learn More

Working with The Nature Conservancy hydrologists, we are conducting deep analyses of our key at-risk growing areas and facility watersheds. We realize that much of our impact is beyond our direct operations which ultimately may be affected. In Irapuato, Mexico, ... Learn More

Conservation goals in this region are: to protect and restore river and riparian habitats for fish and wildlife and to protect and restore the private/public land matrix that supports wide rangingmammals and plant communities. Learn More

The Nature Conservancy, with support from General Mills, is working to launch and promote the use of an online Groundwater Resources Hub to serve as the “go-to” place for information on groundwater dependent plants and animals in California. The tools ... Learn More

Conduct an in-depth review of the Snake River watershed, which supports a key wheat growing region, and shared the detailed analysis with regional stakeholders in fiscal 2015. Now we are moving ahead with collaborative action. We are helping to fund ... Learn More

•Project goal: To restore Chennai’s Sembakkam Lake to launch a restoration model to demonstrate how urban lakes and wetlands can provide ecosystem services including acting as carbon sinks, flood sinks, recharging groundwater, recycling nutrients, supporting flora and fauna, increasing resilience ... Learn More

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Globally, corporations and industry are seeking to secure access to sufficient quantities of water to meet current and future needs in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way in the midst of an unfolding global water crisis with risks that ... Learn More

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