Conservation International (CI) is a global conservation NGO which believes that people need nature. For over 30 years CI has worked to protect nature around the planet. Through cutting-edge science, innovative policy and global reach, we empower people to protect the nature that we rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. We work to protect and restore the freshwater ecosystems around the world that supply critical services to the people who depend on them most. Grounded in sound science, our projects offer innovative solutions that can serve as models for conservation anywhere on Earth. Given the link between nature and human well-being, we build bridges between conservation and development, providing leaders at all levels with the information they need to understand the true value of nature’s benefits. To this end we have developed the Freshwater Health Index; work with local communities to secure inland fisheries – most notably on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake; link conservation with water, sanitation and hygiene services to enhance land and water stewardship; and restore green infrastructure to benefit freshwater servies. We achieve these aims by engaging in water policy, local community development, innovations in finance, partnering with corporations and science. Please see https://www.conservation.org/priorities/fresh-water for more details.