Nature-based solutions are growing around the world, and there is a clear need to understand the types of costs associated with these programs along with the benefits they provide for up and downstream communities. As part of a decade-long collaboration with water funds in Latin America, UHERO’s Leah Bremer is part of a new publication in Ecosystem Services, which analyzes the cost profiles of these programs: “Investing in nature-based solutions: cost profiles of collective-action watershed conservation programs.” Results emphasize the importance of investing in staff time and programming to support effective stakeholder engagement.
Kang, S., Kroeger, T., Shemie, D. et al. Investing in nature-based solutions: Cost profiles of collective-action watershed investment programs. Ecosystem Services (2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101507