Incentive-Based Instruments for Freshwater Management

Published: February 2016

Authors: Heather Cooley, Michael Cohen, Matthew Heberger, and Heather Rippman

Pages: 85



Freshwater is perhaps the single most precious resource for human health and development. Unfortunately, the world’s freshwater is under threat from a variety of pressures, such as population and economic growth, climate change, and pollution. This report from the Pacific Institute, in partnership with the Foundation Center and the Rockefeller Foundation, synthesizes existing research on the use of financial incentive instruments to sustainably and equitably manage the world’s freshwater.


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