Forest Trends’ Water Initiative is convening a series of sessions with a small group of experts to identify opportunities for scaling nature-based water infrastructure solutions within emerging federal infrastructure and climate resilience plans. These closed sessions are appropriate for professionals who are able to contribute insights to the discussion. 

The first session in the series was held on July 27th and focused on transferrable lessons for scaling up nature-based solutions from the mitigation banking and water quality trading industries. The second session will be held September 7, 3:30-5:00pm EST, 

and will focus on focuses on transferrable lessons for scaling up nature-based solutions to municipal water challenges. The objectives for this discussion session are to:

  • Understand from US practitioners working on nature-based municipal infrastructure solutions what has worked and what are continuing obstacles to taking these solutions to scale;
  • Explore lessons that can be applied to other natural water infrastructure efforts;
  • Identify changes that the Biden Administration – and/or state and local jurisdictions – could make to help nature-based municipal water infrastructure.


Natural water infrastructure is central to building back better in the US. Forest Trends seeks to advance an agenda for mainstreaming natural infrastructure as standard operating procedure in infrastructure and development decisions, as such investments would be more sustainable, resilient to climate and other shifts, tackle legacies of inequity and environmental damage, and facilitate quality jobs that boost economic development.

If you would like to participate in this session, please RSVP by emailing Cheyenne Coxon at ccoxon@forest-trends.org. A  Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the call. 

For more information about the session series, click here. If you are unable to join but would like to join for future convenings or be kept in the loop on this work, please connect with Cheyenne.

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