A growing body of research shows that healthy watersheds are a vital component of a well-functioning water supply infrastructure system. WRI’s Green-Gray Assessment (GGA) method allows stakeholders to value the costs and benefits of integrating green or natural infrastructure into water supply systems to improve performance.

Healthy forests act as natural infrastructure by filtering water and buffering against the impacts of floods and droughts.

Watershed development has been promoted as a restoration strategy for rainfed areas in India since the 1970s for the objectives of reducing poverty and improving agricultural production.

Watershed development has been promoted as a restoration strategy for rainfed areas in India since the 1970s for the objectives of reducing poverty and improving agricultural production.

A new report offers evidence that the modest investments needed to secure land rights for indigenous communities will generate billions in returns—economically, socially and environmentally—for local communities and the world’s changing climate.

Watershed development, an ecosystem-based approach for development of rain-fed regions in India, is gaining traction and political support, but how is it contributing to poverty reduction, food security, and climate change adaptation?