Water

SAVi already has several water-related assessments, including on irrigation and wastewater treatment, and is available for assessments in these areas and others, such as water supply. More information on how SAVi can be customized for water and other sectors is in our FAQs. Completed and ongoing projects can be found below.


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Survey on Systemic Approaches and Simulation for Nature-Based Infrastructure

Thank you to everyone who joined us in early October for our virtual stakeholder consultations on systemic approaches and simulation for nature-based infrastructure (NBI). Your input is invaluable for this work and we are grateful for your time and thoughtful contributions. As the next stage in our process, we have now launched a new survey to collect further feedback. This five-minute survey will... Read more »

New B Capital-IISD Study: Quantifying and valuing ESG factors highlights profitability, societal benefits and climate resilience of onshore wind portfolio in Germany

New analysis by B Capital Partners AG (B Capital) and IISD, supported by the MAVA Foundation, has found that B Capital’s onshore wind portfolio in Germany yield greater profitability and more benefits to society than a comparable gas-fired power plant. These findings were the result of applying IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi),which involves assessing how... Read more »

Call for Evidence: Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services along the Kagera River, Northern Tanzania

Closing date: 30 September 2020 The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) will apply and customize the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology for quantifying and valuing natural capital provided by the Kagera River and the surrounding ecosystems in northern Tanzania. We will pay particular attention to how natural... Read more »

New SAVi Assessment on Ecosystem Services Provided by Sardinian Wetlands

Our latest SAVi assessment looks at the ecosystem services generated from restoring two wetland areas in the province of Oristano, Sardinia. These are known as S’Ena Arrubia and Corru S’Ittiri-Marceddì-San Giovanni, respectively.  It finds that EUR 306 million could be generated from 2020-2060 due to these ecosystem services. Our analysis also finds that such benefits... Read more »

Integrating Copernicus Climate Data in SAVi

IISD and KnowlEdge Srl (KE) are excited to be working with the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) to integrate data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store into SAVi.  Thanks to this collaboration, we are now able to make precise calculations on how infrastructure policies, portfolios and assets will perform under different climate conditions, adding... Read more »

SAVi at Urban Nature Labs Webinar on Financing Nature-Based Infrastructure

Oshani Perera and Georg Pallaske from the IISD Sustainable Infrastructure programme will be speaking on Thursday March 5, 2020, during a webinar run by Urban Nature Labs. The webinar, scheduled for 10-11 AM CET, will be devoted to the subject of financing nature-based infrastructure, and is part of the “Buddies” series organized by Urban Nature Labs. Perera will be discussing... Read more »

SAVi at the Solutions Lab Kick-Off Event, Berlin 2019

The SAVi team was invited to attend the kick-off event of the Solutions Lab on “Scaling for Sustainable Infrastructure” in Berlin in late November. This Solutions Lab is hosted by the Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues http://www.emsdialogues.org/ of GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation) and the Global Solutions Initiative https://www.global-solutions-initiative.org/. The Lab lasts for several months and combines a... Read more »

OECD 2019 Public Procurement Week: Unpacking Complexity

As a member of the OECD Working Party of Leading Procurement Practitioners, we presented and debated on SAVi analyses at the 2019 OECD Public Procurement Week in Paris, France, which was held from October 22-25, 2019.  The presentation featured a discussion on the costs of climate risks, based on examples such as the SAVi analyses on... Read more »

IISD at UNESCAP Meeting on “Living Within Our Planetary Limits”

SAVi was featured during a presentation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) meeting on “Living within our planetary limits,” held from October 17-18, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. The UNESCAP meeting included a discussion of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020. Participants from finance ministries... Read more »

Building Bridges Week 2019: Financing Nature-Based Infrastructure

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) organized an event about financing nature-based infrastructure on October 11, 2019, as part of the Building Bridges Week event series in Geneva. Among other topics, the panel discussed the role of catastrophe bonds, resilience bonds, tax increment financing and sustainability impact bonds in financing nature-based assets. The importance... Read more »

SAVi Switzerland: Working with UNIGE

IISD is working with the University of Geneva to develop a SAVi model for sustainable mobility in Switzerland. SAVi assessments in this sector will focus on the impact of hydrogen and battery technology in comparison with fossil fuel-based mobility. More news will be coming soon.

Beira Lake assessment finalized

The SAVi assessment on the restoration value of Beira Lake was recently finalized and results were presented to the client, Indocean Developers (Pvt) Ltd. The client is the developer of the Altair real estate project in Colombo, Sri Lanka, built on the shores of the Beira Lake. The client is currently using the SAVi assessment... Read more »