Near-term Solutions to Address the Water Crisis in the West

  August 26, 2022     

Last week the federal government announced unprecedented water cuts to Arizona, Nevada,... Read more » Continue Reading

$40 Million Awarded to California Regions to Achieve Groundwater Sustainability, Community Resilience, and Climate Benefits

  May 31, 2022

Last week, the California Department of Conservation awarded over $40 million in... Read more » Continue Reading

New Article Highlights Water Infrastructure Finance Opportunities

  November 19, 2021

Photo by Todd Plain for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chad Praul,... Read more » Continue Reading


EI supporting County of San Diego to expand water quality rebates and incentives program

  March 10, 2021

Environmental Incentives is pleased to share that we will be leading a team along with... Read more » Continue Reading

EI’s Katie Riley works with DWR to analyze the habitat potential of a water conveyance canal in the Mid-Sacramento Valley RCIS Region.

California’s Third Regional Conservation Investment Strategy Approved

  January 29, 2021

EI’s Katie Riley works with DWR to analyze the habitat potential of... Read more » Continue Reading

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From Proposals to Progress: Using Pay for Performance to Mobilize California’s 2020 Water Resilience Portfolio

  November 17, 2020

Governor Gavin Newson released California’s new Water Resilience Portfolio (Portfolio) on July 28, 2020. It highlights common water management challenges across... Read more » Continue Reading

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Envisioning the Future of Stormwater at CASQA 2020

  September 11, 2020

Environmental Incentives is looking forward to sharing our expertise in developing sustainable... Read more » Continue Reading

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Performance Measures for Watershed Protection Planning and Evaluation

  September 8, 2020     

Watershed protection and restoration investments are critical to maintain benefits and services... Read more » Continue Reading
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First Private Transaction for the Nevada Conservation Credit System

  July 6, 2020

Photo: Ric Ergenbright Nevada’s sagebrush habitats, which host the iconic greater sage-grouse,... Read more » Continue Reading

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EI’s Pay-For-Performance Guide Promotes Strategies to Increase Conservation Outcomes

  November 21, 2019

Environmental Incentives (EI) has published a Pay for Performance Guide for California Agencies to encourage the adoption of outcome-based contracting and... Read more » Continue Reading

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Pay for Performance Guide for California Agencies


The Pay for Performance Guide for Conservation Buyers describes how state agencies... Read more » Continue Reading

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Reducing Nutrients: The Role of Innovative Financing

  August 21, 2019     

Excess nutrients in our waterways pose a significant and growing challenge to... Read more » Continue Reading

Community Based Public-Private Partnerships Benefit Local Governments

  March 27, 2019

Last year, the state of Washington began exploring if, and how, public-private... Read more » Continue Reading

Environmental Incentives Awarded Washington State Stormwater Public-Private Partnership Project


Photo by Marcela Gara, Resource Media Environmental Incentives has been selected to... Read more » Continue Reading

Stormwater Community Based Public-Private Partnership Feasibility Assessment

Stormwater Community Based Public-Private Partnership Feasibility Assessment

  March 22, 2019

The Community Based Public-Private Partnership (CBP3) Assessment seeks to determine the feasibility… Read more »

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When it Comes to Conservation Spending, What Does it Mean to be Green?

  October 18, 2018     

Green bonds are touted as the way to bring capital to environmental... Read more » Continue Reading
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Connecting the Drops at CASQA

  October 10, 2018     

Alternative compliance. Public-private partnerships. Performance contracting. These are some of the trending... Read more » Continue Reading
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Environmental Incentives Leading Stormwater Public-Private Partnership Feasibility Study

  September 19, 2018

Environmental Incentives has been selected to lead a team that includes Geosyntec... Read more » Continue Reading


Solving the Procurement Puzzle for Flood Infrastructure

  September 4, 2018     

How can we maximize the effectiveness of funding for flood and multi-benefit... Read more » Continue Reading
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Nevada Conservation Credit System Executes Second Transaction with Newmont Mining

  August 13, 2018

On July 18, 2018, Newmont Mining Corporation and the Nevada Department of... Read more » Continue Reading

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Water in the West Symposium Highlights Need for Innovative Conservation

  May 24, 2018

Last month, Environmental Incentives joined water leaders and innovators at the first… Read more »

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Paying for Environmental Outcomes: A How-to Guide

  March 19, 2018

How can communities get the most from their investments in the environment?... Read more » Continue Reading

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Tapping into New Funding Sources & Partners to Improve Water Quality

  February 12, 2018     

Stormwater managers have been pulled between competing goals – improving water quality,... Read more » Continue Reading
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How the Next Farm Bill Can Generate Greater Environmental Outcomes from Taxpayer Dollars

  November 28, 2017

As we gathered with our families and friends this Thanksgiving, we were… Read more »

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Early Industry Adoption Signals New Wave of Landscape-Scale Mitigation

  November 13, 2017

The first sage-grouse credit transaction is a defining point in history for landscape-scale… Read more »

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How California is Changing the Game for Infrastructure & Species Recovery

  November 10, 2017     

Something remarkable is happening in California. Infrastructure agencies and local governments are… Read more »

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Climate Change is Happening, Conservation is Not – At Least Not at the Rate and Scale Needed

  October 17, 2017     

Our need to mitigate and adapt to climate change adds to the… Read more »

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Western State Partners Convene in Pay for Performance Workshop

  October 4, 2017     

September 19 – 20, Reno, Nevada. Environmental Incentives and Partners for Western Conservation convened… Read more »

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Pay for Performance and the Nevada Conservation Credit System

Pay for Performance and the Nevada Conservation Credit System

  September 29, 2017

The Nevada Conservation Credit System utilizes pay for performance contracts to maximize the conservation outcomes and credits available for sale from the $2 million of State-appropriated funds used to jumpstart the CCS. Pay for performance contracts link all or some portion of payments to landowners to the delivery of verified conservation outcomes.

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Name Your Price for Conservation

  September 29, 2016

At what price would you do a conservation project on your land?… Read more »

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Sage Grouse habitat

Nevada announces $2,000,000 to generate sage-grouse habitat credits & kick start Credit System market

  December 14, 2015

On December 9th, 2015, the State of Nevada announced that funds are available… Read more »

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Mitigation Credit Agreements

  August 14, 2019

We’re developing the first-ever Mitigation Credit Agreements in the Mid-Sacramento Valley region. Once approved, it can act as an advance crediting mechanism to define robust and transparent methods to assess and quantify habitat improvements.

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Orange County Water Quality Improvement Plan

  August 20, 2019

We are helping South Orange County define performance measures that support the implementation of their Water Quality Improvement Plan.

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Helping communities achieve water quality goals

Performance-Driven Stormwater Implementation

  September 26, 2017

Learn more about our performance-driven tools and approach to stormwater management, helping communities achieve water quality goals with reduced compliance costs, diversified funding sources, and improved results.

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Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships

  August 20, 2019

We worked with Washington State to help local governments design and implement Community-Based Public-Private Partnerships in order to more effectively achieve stormwater and community objectives.

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Chad Praul

  July 20, 2016

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Pay for Performance strategies for Western States

Pay for Performance Strategies for Western States

  January 5, 2017

This technical memo defines multiple pay for success strategies that can be used to leverage public and private funds to achieve verified environmental outcomes. We also define the context in which each strategy is most likely to succeed at creating effective incentives to drive investment and performance.

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Pay for Performance for Western States

  November 22, 2017

We’re working with Partners for Western Conservation and state agencies from three western states to develop and test pay for performance contracts that incentivize conservation on working lands.

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Nevada Conservation Credit System

  July 28, 2016

The Conservation Credit System (Credit System) is a pro-active solution to ensure impacts from human activities generate a net benefit for the sage-grouse species, while enabling human activities vital to the Nevada economy and way of life.

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Eleonore Durand

  June 26, 2020

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  February 8, 2023

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Katie Riley

  July 20, 2016

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Jorge Salinas

  March 13, 2023

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Aleedra Straughter

  February 14, 2023

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