Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems Capital Scan

Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems Capital Scan

The most effective philanthropic strategies for improving water infrastructure, advancing climate resilience, and protecting low-income communities from flooding include a full suite of financial tools, including grants, program-related investments, and market-rate investments, a report from Mission Point Partners and California Environmental Associates finds. Commissioned by the Kresge Foundation, the report, Climate Resilient & Equitable Water Systems Capital Scan (24 pages, PDF), examined investable solutions in six areas — green infrastructure, planning and preparedness, water monitoring, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and distributed treatment and supply — as well as barriers to scaling those solutions. The report identified more than a hundred potential investments as of November 2016 and found large numbers of opportunities in "green" stormwater management infrastructure, distributed water treatment systems, and water efficiency programs.