Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of Forest Restoration in the Brantas River Basin, Indonesia

Aerial view of Sumberagung village next to Brantas River, Jombnang, East Java, Indonesia
An example of how forest restoration is used to address land degradation and water availability

This Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) assessment of forest restoration in the Brantas River Basin shows that the nature-based infrastructure solution of land restoration is more cost effective than building a reservoir for water storage and also provides significant societal benefits. Specifically, over 20 years, these interventions generate net benefits of between USD 104.34 million and USD 131.59 million in avoided flood and erosion damages along with improved water quality, carbon storage, job creation, agroforestry, and bamboo production.