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UDaily: Watershed investment - Nature Conservancy, UD partner on innovative funding mechanism for Brandywine-Christina

UDaily: Watershed investment - Nature Conservancy, UD partner on innovative funding mechanism for Brandywine-Christina

Under a grant from the William Penn Foundation, The Nature Conservancy in Delaware (TNC) and the University of Delaware’s Water Resources Agency(WRA) are conducting a feasibility study on the implementation of a “water fund” for the Brandywine-Christina watershed.

At its most basic level, a water fund is a mechanism for downstream beneficiaries to invest in upstream conservation and restoration measures designed to secure freshwater resources -- both quality and quantity -- for people and nature.