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January 24, 2013 World Bank

State of Watershed Payments 2012 Launch Event

Please join us for the DC launch of Charting New Waters: State of Watershed Payments 2012, a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. The report was released on January 17, 2013 and is available here.
 
The launch event, will be co-hosted by the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility.
 
State of Watershed Payments 2012 – Launch
January 24, 2013 – 4 to 6 pm  
1818 H Street, NW, Room MC13-121  
Washington, DC 20433    
Reception to follow
 
A presentation of report findings will be complemented by a high-level panel discussion from international leaders in investments in watershed services, including:
 
Gustavo Fonseca, Head, Natural Resources, Global Environment Facility
                                  (Introductions) 
Michael Jenkins, President and CEO, Forest Trends (Moderator)
 
Genevieve Bennett, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace
                                    (Report Author and Presenter) 
 
Panelists:  
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru (invited)
Jaime Cavelier, Senior Biodiversity Specialist, Global Environment
                                Facility
Stephen Petron, VP & Director of Natural Resources, CH2M Hill
Marta Echavarria, Co-Founder, EcoDecisión, and Report Contributor  
Peter Dewees, Forests Adviser for the World Bank and Manager of the
                                 Program on Forests.
                                
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Charting New Waters: State of Watershed Payments 2012 tracks the size, scope, and direction of innovative financing mechanisms for water resource protection around the world and provides detailed design and project analysis for policy-makers, project developers, investors, and other natural resource managers. 
 
The report uncovers new developments around the world: from building bridges to carbon markets, to financing the switch to agriculture that deliver both long-term water and food security, to innovative mechanisms like groundwater offsets or water quality trading systems. Preliminary data indicates that active watershed payment programs around the world have nearly doubled since 2008.
 
Please RSVP to Christine Lanser, clanser@forest-trends.org.  
(Please provide name, title, organization, phone number and email address.)  
 
Thank you to our supporters: Swiss Development Corporation, the World Bank, Profor, Global Environment Facility, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation.