The Western Water Briefing: Strategies for Water Resilience
August 2-3, 2016

The western regions of the United States are challenged by climate impacts, over-use of natural resources, inefficient conservation methods and ineffective policy. Among these challenges, the water crises is most pressing and requires an immediate, strategic response. Water issues throughout the Western United States touch all socioeconomic sectors, but low-income communities remain most impacted by limited water resources. 

Confluence Philanthropy, the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and The Funders Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities have partnered to organize the first ever 'Western Water Briefing: Strategies for Water Resilience' to take place in the summer of 2016 in San Diego, California. Participants will come together to discuss impact-investing and aligned grantmaking strategies as tools to promote long-term water sustainability and immediate responses to mitigate the crisis. Together we will seek to identify investable high-impact responses.

Join us for a powerful collaboration to discuss impact-investing and aligned grantmaking strategies as tools to promote effective crisis mitigation and long-term water sustainability.

The briefing will take place over 1.5 days, focusing on impact investing strategies during the first day, and on aligned grant making strategies on the second day. Importantly, the briefing will culminate with a funder-only discussion focused on identifying the areas where philanthropy can be most catalytic.