When standing, forests protect our sources of fresh water by preventing erosion and reducing pollution; but when toppled, they can endanger waterways that keep economies pumping. By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages, making forests all the more crucial to our future.
Rainforest Alliance Certified and Verified operations in agriculture, forestry and tourism must monitor water quality, treat wastewater, and avoid contaminating springs and rivers on and near their operations. In Colombia and Côte d’Ivoire, research has shown that the Rainforest Alliance’s methods result in healthier streams and rivers.
Quite simply, our solutions work. Check out our incredible infographic, and join the Rainforest Alliance in helping people and nature prosper together.