Protecting Water for People and Nature

The Conservancy is working to protect rivers, lakes and watersheds; transform the way river systems are managed and developed; and inspire people to get involved.

Global demands for food, energy and material goods are putting unprecedented pressure on our planet. Water is at the heart of this crisis. While traditional solutions — such as the building of dams, reservoirs and other types of infrastructure — attempt to meet these needs, they are proving too costly and unsustainable on their own.

The Nature Conservancy believes that integrating natural solutions, as well as implementing agriculture best management practices, can help us realize significant cost savings alongside the invaluable return of improved water quality and quantity. Working across sectors, we can fundamentally change how the world manages water and protect this vital resource for people and nature.

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