Protecting drinking water at the source: Lessons from watershed investment programs in the United States

Authors:
Ozment, S., T. Gartner, H. Huber-Stearns, K. DiFrancesco, N. Lichten and S. Tognetti

Publication Date:
2016

Abstract/Summary:
Watershed investment programs offer promising pathways to securing safe drinking water. But what does it take to establish and grow a successful watershed investment program? Program investors and practitioners are looking for guidance and ideas on how to build a program that works for their own context. This report addresses this need by compiling experiences and lessons from 13 watershed investment programs from across the United States. Based on a 3-year comparative case study analysis, it serves as a roadmap to guide utilities and communities as they work together to protect precious source waters.

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    World Resources Institute

    Link:
    http://www.wri.org/publication/protecting-drinking-water-source