Global Water Summit 2014 Chicago The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water Summit took place in Chicago this November, bringing together more than 400 attendees representing over 120 institutions, businesses and organizations. Discussion focused on key strategies such as: mitigating the impact of hydropower development on the last free-flowing rivers, tackling the land-water interface, scaling up source water protection schemes and water funds, and leveraging water markets. Many of the discussions and insights will flow back into the practices the Conservancy is creating around these topics.

Please see the following links to download PowerPoints from the conference. You can also connect to the conference via recorded Livestream sessions and access other materials on
The Global Water Challenge (from opening luncheon, 11:30 am– 1pm on 11/18/14)
Opening address presentations by leadership from The Nature Conservancy:

The Role of Conservation in the Global Water Challenge (1:30 – 2:45pm on 11/18/14)
Plenary presentations by leadership from The Nature Conservancy:
Source Water Protection: Increasing Demand and Risk (2:00 – 3:30pm on 11/49/15)

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