Handbook for the Implementation of Nature Based Solutions for Water Security

The primary objective is to guide the development of investable NbS projects by developing a fit for purpose implementation arrangement, including governance, funding, financing and contracting choices. It offers project preparation guidelines, including hands-on formats that project proponents can use iteratively to develop the full business case of NbS, enabling them to go from idea stage towards an investment proposal that can be effectively assessed by potential public and/or private sector investors. The handbook is aimed at NbS project proponents like NGOs, communities and government agencies wanting to learn about the investor’s perspective, key concepts and tools, and vice versa; investors willing to increase their exposure to NbS, ecosystem conservation or restoration projects for water security. This makes the handbook a comprehensive and first of a kind document that customizes the process of developing a business case to the specificities of NbS investments.