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Conservation Finance Forum

Charles River Watershed Association

Sonoran Institute


This Webinar featured two remarkable conservationists who have spearheaded multiyear efforts to bring highly degraded North American rivers back to life. It is part of a series hosted by the Conservation Innovation Forum (with assistance from the Government Innovators Network), highlighting several topics of keen interest to the U.S. and international conservation communities.

Bob Zimmerman discussed how the Charles River Watershed Association helped revitalize Boston’s landmark river, winner of the 2011 International Riverprize.

Francisco Zamora examined ongoing, outstanding efforts to restore water, wildlife and a vibrant multicultural community to the Colorado River Delta region that spans the U.S.-Mexico border.


  • Bob Zimmerman, Charles River Watershed Association
  • Francisco Zamora, Sonoran Institute

Moderator: James Levitt, director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University

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