Headwaters Initiative

To balance Biodiversity and Water Security in Critical Watersheds
This GCRT will target critical headwater regions of the world, which pose major 21st Century sustainability issues where the intersection of humanity and biodiversity is confronted by rapidly changing environmental and climatic conditions. A scoping exercise will be undertaken to identify signature headwater regions and the challenges associated with these areas as critical sources of water. We will develop a demonstration project focusing on the Cache la Poudre headwater region building on many existing efforts to assess and protect this important local resource. Integral to this will be bringing together of stakeholders and focus groups to discuss mechanisms for adaptation to changing climatic conditions.

SoGES Focas Areas addressed: