Nature-based solutions use or mimic natural processes to meet societal and environmental needs. They can be used to restore, manage, or protect water resources while also increasing biodiversity and providing additional social and economic benefits.

The Pacific Institute is working to scale uptake of nature-based solutions that support more climate-resilient water systems and the communities they support, while reducing the severity of climate change through carbon sequestration and storage. We work to identify and advance solutions that catalyze investments in nature-based solutions and connect stakeholders with shared interests around those solutions.



Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds: Guide

Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Landscape Assessment

Incorporating Multiple Benefits into Water Projects: A Guide for Water Managers

Sustainable Landscapes on Commercial and Industrial Properties in the Santa Ana River Watershed 

Economic Evaluation of Stormwater Capture and Its Multiple Benefits in California 

Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities