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Water Funds Biennial In Bogotá Celebrates Successes
Sitting in a crowded auditorium on a cool, rainy June day in Bogotá, Colombia, I could feel excitement in the air as the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, prepared to take the stage for the opening address of the 3rd Water Funds Biennial Summit. It was a morning of VIP speakers, including the CEO of FEMSA Foundation, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, there to celebrate the achievements of the Latin America Water Funds Partnership and to look ahead to the decade to come...

Why Is Costa Rica's New Agua Tica Water Fund Special?

In October of last year the Latin American Water Funds Partnership  launched the first water fund in Costa Rica. If successful, the project, called Agua Tica, will directly benefit over a million people who live in the watersheds that feed into the Río Grande de Tárcoles...

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Standard Mitigation Practices Create Inequity, Study Shows

When environmental damage affects ecosystem services to people, mitigation is often required, but rarely enforced. NatCap's OPAL software tool can help.

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Summer Book Reviews

NatCappers share their favorite reads from this summer, including Jeanette Winterson's The Stone GodsErwin Schrodinger's What is Life?, Denise Mina's Gods and Beasts, and others.

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Mandle, Lisa, James Douglass, Juan Sebastian Lozano, Richard P. Sharp, Adrian L. Vogl, Douglas Denu, Thomas Walschburger and Heather Tallis
Environmental Modelling & Software 84:121-133. October 2016. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.06.008

Noe, Ryan R., Elizabeth R. Nachman, Hannah R. Heavenrich, Bonnie L. Keeler, Dan L. Hernández, Jason D. Hill
Ecosystem Services 21:103-108. October 2016. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.05.004

Quantifying flood mitigation services: The economic value of Otter Creek wetlands and floodplains to Middlebury, VT
Watson, Keri B., Taylor Ricketts, Gillian Galford, Stephen Polasky and Jarlath O'Niel-Dunne
Ecological Economics 130:16-24. October 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.05.015

Poser, Stephen, Christy Getz and Taylor Ricketts
Environmental Science & Policy 64:30-37. October 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.06.003

Keeler, Bonnie
Open Rivers: Rethinking The Mississippi, no. 3. Summer 2016.

Liu, Junquo., Kun Ma, Philippe Ciais and Stephen Polasky
Scientific Reports. July 2016. 6:30104. doi:10.1038/srep30104

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