Ecosystems: Increasing Resilience
By 2050, our planet will need to support roughly nine billion people. As challenging as this sounds, we can meet the increased need for food and clean water while improving ecosystems.
How? By creating economic demand for farming, ranching, and water use programs that increase the resilience of the natural systems that sustain us.
Why: Prevailing farming strategies are not efficient or adaptable enough to keep up with demand, especially with climate change underway.
How: We're working across the supply chain to show how sustainable agriculture reduces many types of risks, such as productivity.
Why: Louisiana will soon launch large-scale restoration of the fast-eroding Mississippi River Delta.
How: We’re showing policymakers that natural buffers like wetlands are the best ways to protect coastal communities.
Why: Overallocation of water in the West means rivers that serve as major watersheds are drying up before reaching their deltas.
How: Our chief effort is centered on restoring flow to the Colorado River, starting with irrigation efficiency solutions and water-sharing plans.