In the flatlands outside Cape Town, South Africa, above an aquifer that is critical to the supply of water for that dry city, a small team of women are pulling up non-native, water-thirsty plants that are taking excessive amounts of moisture from the ground.
Why? Because in this catchment, an innovative "water fund" model enables activities to restore natural ecosystems, activities which are funded in part by the very people who rely most on the precious water those environments supply: businesses and water users in the cities downstream.
Hear Louise Stafford, from The Nature Conservancy in South Africa, talk about the project and what it has achieved.
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Do you work in a catchment where you think a Water Fund would succeed?