SNAPP: Prioritizing investments in green infrastructure to meet urban water security needs in Latin America

Principal Investigators:

Joshua Goldstein, and Elizabeth Tellman

Water stress is an increasing global problem, with as much as 30% of the world’s population facing water shortages on a regular basis. Water stress arises because of growing water withdrawals for both irrigation and drinking water. This is will be exacerbated in the future by both rising demands from the expanding and urbanizing human population and higher evapotranspiration rates driven by global warming. Water scarcity can directly impact human wellbeing, by decreasing sanitation and food security and constraining economic growth in developing... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group27th—28th March 2014Participant List  
Working Group22nd—25th July 2014Participant List  
Working Group25th—26th February 2016Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Jeffrey Cowanjcowan [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Joshua Goldsteinjgoldstein [at] tnc.orgStanford University
Peter Kareivapkareiva [at] ioes.ucla.eduThe Nature Conservancy
Timm Kroegertkroeger [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Rob McDonnaldrob_mcdonald [at] TNC.ORGThe Nature Conservancy
Fernando Miralles-WilhelmInter-American Development Bank
Paulo Petryppetry [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Daniel ShemieThe Nature Conservancy
Elizabeth Tellmanbeth.tellman [at] asu.eduYale University
Fernando VeigaThe Nature Conservancy
Dan Auerbachda373 [at] cornell.eduCornell University
Rachel DrydenMcGill University
Russ DudleyTetra Tech, Inc.
Caitlin FeehanYale University
Martina Flörkefloerke [at] usf.uni-kassel.deUniversity of Kassel
Hope HerronTetra Tech, Inc.
Robert I. McDonaldrob_mcdonald [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Abel MejiaDevelopment Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Adrian Voglavogl [at] stanford.eduStanford University
Paul BatesPaul.Bates [at] bristol.ac.ukUniversity of Bristol
Gerry Gallowaygegallo [at] umd.eduWater Resources Professional LLC
Alan HamletAlan.Hamlet.1 [at] nd.edu
Wesley Highfieldhighfiew [at] tamug.eduTexas A and M University
Jennifer Hoylejennifer.hoyle [at] yale.eduYale University
Kris Johnsonkjohnson [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Guillaume Maugergmauger [at] uw.eduUniversity of Washington
Jensen Montambaultjmontambault [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Sarah Murdocksmurdock [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Paul OsmanPaul.Osman [at] Illinois.govIllinois Department of Natural Resources
Mark Smithmpsmith [at] tnc.orgThe Nature Conservancy
Brian Stenquistmeetingchallenges [at] prodigy.netMeeting Challenges
Eric Tateeric-tate [at] uiowa.eduUniversity of Iowa
Molly Van Appledornmvanappledorn [at] usgs.govUS Geological Survey (USGS)
Margaret A. Wallswalls [at] rff.orgResources for the Future
Larry Weberlarry-weber [at] uiowa.eduUniversity of Iowa

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bremer, Leah; Auerbach, Dan; Goldstein, Joshua; Vogl, Adrian; Shemie, Daniel; Kroeger, Timm; Nelson, Joanna; Benitez, Silvia; Calvache, Alejandro; Guimarães, João; Herron, Colin; Higgins, Jonathan; Klemz, Claudio; León, Jorge; Lozano, Juan S.; Moreno, Pedro H.; Nuñez, Francisco; Veiga, Fernando; Tiepolo, Gilberto. 2016. One size does not fit all: Natural infrastructure investments within the Latin American Water Funds Partnership. Ecosystem Services. Vol: 17. Pages 217-236. (Abstract)
Presentations Cazares-Rodriguez, Jorge. 2015. Evaluation of flood mitigation strategies for the Santa Catarina watershed using a multi-model approach. ASU; Tempe, AZ; November 12, 2015. (Abstract)
Presentations Contreras, Hugo. 2015. Natural infrastructure: An opportunity for water security in 25 cities in Latin America. World Water Week; Stockholm, Sweden; August 24, 2015.
Presentations Contreras, Hugo. 2015. Natural infrastructure: An opportunity for water security in 25 cities in Latin America. Inter-American Development Bank, Cities Week; Washington DC; October 1, 2015.
Presentations Goldstein, Joshua; Shemie, Daniel. 2015. SNAP Water Security Working Group. TNC Policy and Practice Conference; Nashville, TN; November 17, 2015. (Abstract)
Report or White Paper McDonald, Robert I.; Shemie, Daniel. 2014. Urban Water Blueprint: Mapping conservation solutions to the global water challenge.
Presentations McDonald, Robert I. 2015. Investing in source water conservation: Why and where it makes sense for cities. International Water Association; Sweimeh, Jordan; October 20, 2015.
Presentations McDonald, Robert I. 2015. Securing clean water and reducing flood risk for cities with investments in watershed services. Ecological Society of America; Baltimore, MD; August 2015. (Abstract)
Presentations McDonald, Robert I. 2015. Watershed conservation screening tool live demonstration. International Water Association; Sweimeh, Jordan; October 20, 2015.
Data Set McDonald, Robert I. 2016. City Water Map (version 2.2). KNB Data Repository. (Online version)
Journal Article McDonald, Robert I.; Weber, Katherine F.; Padowski, Julie; Boucher, Tim; Shemie, Daniel. 2016. Estimating watershed degradation over the last century and its impact on water-treatment costs for the world’s large cities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Vol: 113(32). (Abstract)
Report or White Paper Shemie, Daniel; Vigerstol, Kari; Quan, Mu; Karres, Nathan; Longzhu, Wang. 2016. China urban water blueprint .
Presentations Tellman, Elizabeth. 2015. Identifying opportunities for natural infrastructure to improve urban water security in Latin America. Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium Series; Tempe, AZ; April 10, 2015.
Data Set Tellman, Elizabeth. 2016. Floodsheds shapefile for 70 Latin America cities. KNB. (Abstract)
Data Set Tellman, Elizabeth. 2016. Riverine Flood Mitigation Opportunity Indicators for 70 Latin American Cities. KNB Data Repository. (Online version)
Presentations Vogl, Adrian. 2015. Decision-relevant science for water security: An iterative process for targeting and evaluating impacts of watershed investments. Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference; Paris, France; July 8, 2015.
Journal Article Vogl, Adrian; Goldstein, Joshua; Daily, Gretchen; Vira, Bhaskar; Bremer, Leah; McDonald, Robert I.; Shemie, Daniel; Tellman, Elizabeth; Cassin, Jan. 2017. Mainstreaming investments in watershed services to enhance water security: Barriers and opportunities. Environmental Science & Policy. (Abstract)
"SNAPP: Prioritizing investments in green infrastructure to meet urban water security needs in Latin America" is project ID: 12689