WaterProof virtual course

TNC WASH; water management

Target Audience

Professionals and technicians responsible for designing projects to improve water availability and management, who are interested in analyzing return on investment in the implementation of NbS.


The first cycle of the WaterProof virtual course will occur from June 15, 2023, to July 6, 2023. The participant must allocate at least 2 hours per week for the development of the activities. 3 tutors will provide support and guidance to participants through the available communication tools, with 1-on-1 sessions available from July 4-6.

If you want to be part of the first online training cycle, please email waterproof@tnc.org with the subject ‘Registration for WaterProof Online Course’ indicating your name.


  • General concepts of NbS and their importance in water security
  • Mathematical modeling overview
    • InVest
    • Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs – InVEST
  • Costs related to the implementation of NbS.
  • WaterProof features

Each module is supported by explanatory videos in English and supplementary bibliography.

You will be evaluated through quizzes and a practical exercise on WaterProof.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will have gained knowledge of and will be able to:

  • Use WaterProof, an application specifically designed for project managers to efficiently obtain an indicative and rapid Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) investment portfolio, along with the associated ROI.