Half of all people live in places where their water sources are being degraded or used up faster than they are being replenished. And when the taps run dry, the most economically disadvantaged people are disproportionally affected. The Nature Conservancy has a tested solution to address this water crisis. Water funds help cities by restoring the watersheds they depend on, they help rural communities by directing resources to improve livelihoods and they benefit nature by protecting habitat. We have successfully launched 34 water funds around the world. With a backlog of partners asking for help, we must scale up. Through 100&Change, we can bring this proven solution to a tipping point by empowering 300 cities—10 times our current portfolio—to begin implementing water funds. Along the way, we’ll improve water supplies for 70 million people, help 150,000 rural people improve their livelihoods and protect 2 million hectares of habitat.
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