Working to improve management of forest areas and demonstrate the value of those forests for sustaining the hydropower sector, to support development of a pilot payments for ecosystem services (PES) scheme. Collaborators: World Bank, Himachal Pradesh Department of Forests.
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.
Quantifying the benefits, costs, and livelihood implications of the Sloping Land Conversion Program, a large-scale payment for ecosystem services (PES) scheme designed to protect Beijing's water supply in the Miyun Reservoir. Partners: Stanford University, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Assessing ecosystem services provided by the Chamkhar river basin to downstream hydropower projects and other stakeholders to enable the development and implementation of Payments for Ecosystem Services. Partners: Stanford University, WWF Bhutan.
Working to 1) target and value investments in natural capital and watershed management 2) to reduce excess sediment to the Mangla Reservoir 3) build capacity for ongoing assessment, monitoring, and targeting. Collaborators: World Bank, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority, Forest Department, and Ministry of Agriculture.