It's been a big month for water. In early March, decision-makers from around the world convened for the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles. Next, we celebrated World Water Day, which took as its theme this year the water-food security nexus. Then on March 29th, the Clean Water Act officially hit middle age, turning 40. We provide coverage of all these highlights below.
But for Ecosystem Marketplace, the biggest event of all came with the launch of our newest venture, Watershed Connect. It's a one-stop resource platform dedicated to innovative financing for watershed conservation around the world. We've got a global project inventory, a suite of collaborative tools for practitioners, key tools for project and policy development, and the latest news and analysis. We encourage you to stop on by! You can add your project to the inventory, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our LinkedIn group.
Forest Trends was also recently chosen as "Charity of the Week" by The Week magazine, based on our four-star ranking by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating based on financial, accountability, and transparency performance metrics. You can read our profile here (subscription required).
Read on for the latest in incentive mechanisms to protect our water resources. We also always welcome your own submissions if you have a project or news item you'd like to contribute to the Water Log.
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