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Financing Watershed Protection .

Fact Sheet | March 24, 2017

This infographic provides an overview of how a small city in the Philippines, Bago City, introduced conservation financing.

The Bago City government received technical support through the Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) Program, jointly developed and implemented by USAID and the Philippines’ Department for Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Through this program, Bago City was able to introduce the environmental protection fee on water, with proceeds from the Environmental Protection Fee (EPF) fund conservation measures in the uplands following the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) model to ensure a sustained flow of water in the lowlands. The infographic gives a visual approach to the eight steps that leads to the result of sustainable water supply, which provides water to the various community members and organizations.