Natural Capital Conversations - Nature-Based Solutions and Water

Sponsored by Natural Capital Project


Tuesday, March 16, 2021
9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Under the impacts of climate change, natural capital can provide important adaptation benefits for communities. There is a growing demand for nature-based solutions to help communities navigate economic growth while building climate resilience. How can international commitments, finance mechanisms, and the private sector provide support? In this session, researchers and leaders from the public and private sector will showcase innovative research, policy, and finance approaches that are driving the shift to a climate-resilient future. A particular focus will be on the role of nature-based solutions for increasing water security as a critical mode of climate adaptation. Please note, this session will be offered in both Spanish and English.

Moderator & Panelist:

  • Gretchen Daily, Co-Founder and Faculty Director of the Natural Capital Project (Introductory Speaker)
  • Carter Brandon, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute (Moderator)
  • Kate Brauman, AAAS Science Technology Policy Fellow, and Lead Scientist, Global Water Initiative, University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment
  • John Matthews, Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
  • Adrian Vogl, Lead Scientist, The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University


The Natural Capital Conversations is the newest addition to NatCap’s virtual programming. Join us for monthly live conversations with expert panelists from across NatCap’s diverse network of scientists, practitioners, and leaders in government and the private sector.

Our Conversations format is designed to spark engaging discussion, learn from others’ experiences, and promote connections with collaborators old and new.

In 2021, the events will feature everything from climate-smart coastal planning to cultural ecosystem services and more. We encourage you to participate in the live sessions, where you’ll be able to engage with panelists. Each session’s recording will be posted on our YouTube page after the event. 

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