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Assessing the regional planning implications of Ecosystem Function Conservation Area (EFCA) designations in Hainan Island, a high value biodiversity and ecosystem service provision area that is rich in rubber plantations critical for local livelihoods. Partners: Stanford University, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Assessing the potential for the Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul road to be developed with no net loss of natural capital and for mitigation measures to secure ecosystem services for local communities in a socially equitable way. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
Technical support to apply the RIOS watershed planning tool to guide climate adaptation planning. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.  Collaborator:  International Tropical Agriculture Center (CIAT), and The World Bank.
Developing guidance and approaches for incorporating natural capital information into road planning and investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Collaborator: Inter-American Development bank.
Informing development of a new planned road from Dawei, Myanmar to Thailand, and quantifying and mapping natural capital across the nation to support development and implementation of the country's Green Economy strategy. Also, mapping threats to natural capital from potential investments through China's Belt and Road Initiative.
Developing and testing an approach for using social media data to measure visitation to Twin Cities parks and green space, to inform local and regional park planning processes.
Project Category: Sustainable, Livable Cities
Informing spatial planning in Kalimantan at island and district levels, motivating the designation of the Heart of Borneo as a Strategic National Area to protect environmental values, and generating funding for management of the area. Partners: Stanford University, WWF.
Improving the understanding of how the development of infrastructure and opportunities for tourists will change visitation to Jeju Island by Korean and international tourists.
Improving the ability of governments, private investors, and other decision-makers to assess the long-term sustainability of infrastructure projects in the global Arctic and elsewhere.
Through the ClimateWIse project, we improve our understanding of how land use and climate change affect water resources in the northern Andes and in the Atlantic Forest Region of Brazil.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
We partnered with the World Bank to write a policy brief for leaders interested in combining goals for biodiversity conservation and urban development to create more sustainable, livable cities. Our project partner was The World Bank.
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Developing a business case and return-on-investment analysis for investing in watershed services, securing clean water and hydropower for the city of Nairobi while improving local farmers' livelihoods. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy. Collaborators: FutureWater, the Upper Tana-Nairobi Water Fund Steering Committee.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Supporting the SC3 tri-county partnership with integrating ecosystem services into the Santa Clara Valley Water District's Master Plan for the Coyote Watershed.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Integrating ecosystem services in a stakeholder-driven process to improve water quantity and quality in the Truckee River Watershed using RIOS and to incorporate the value of watershed conservation activities for reducing wildfire risk and its associated impacts on water. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
Project Category: Secure Freshwater
Worked to prioritize conservation and restoration activities in Escambia and Pensacola Counties to achieve multiple watershed and coastal objectives, including reduction in erosion and flooding, nitrogen and phosphorous retention, nature-based recreation, and near-shore fisheries. Partners:  Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
Project Category: Resilient Coastal Communities