Water Overview

Water scarcity is a central challenge of the twenty-first century. Changes in local climates, along with growing pressure on the water-energy-food nexus, are making efficient and forward-looking water management strategies a basic necessity for many companies. While water poses many operational risks, it also presents a wide plane of opportunities for innovation. The Center manages a number of programs and initiatives at this intersection.


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Programs & Research

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Joint Degree Leadership Development Series
Intrapreneurship & Systems Change
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Conservation Finance Network
New Models for Markets & Finance
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How Foundations can use Program-Related Investments to Address Water Challenges
New Models for Markets & Finance
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Programs and Research about water

Our Stories

Further Steps to Solve the Plastics Problem
Eight million tons of plastic waste enters our oceans every year. What steps are needed to solve the plastics problem?
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Risky Water: Lessons from Student-Initiated Water Workshops
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Upcoming Events

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2019 Conservation Finance Boot Camp
Jun 24, 2019
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Boot Camp
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Recent Events

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Catalyzing Finance Through Conservation Trust Funds: Trends and Lessons for the Future
Mar 28, 2019
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A Conversation with Suzette Carty (F&ES '04), Brown-Forman
Feb 15, 2019
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Recent water Events