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The Mississippi River originates as a tiny outlet stream from Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota. During a meandering 2,350 mile journey south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River is joined by hundreds of tributaries, including the Ohio and Missouri Rivers. Water from parts or all of 31 states drains into the Mississippi River, and creates a drainage basin over 1,245,000 square miles in size. Before reaching the Gulf, the Mississippi meets up with its distributary, the Atchafalaya River. The Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB), which encompasses both the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya River Basins, is the third largest in the world, after the Amazon and Congo basins. Parts or all of 31 states plus two Canadian provinces drain into the Mississippi River, totaling 41% of the contiguous United States and 15% of North America. Along with being the largest U.S. drainage basin, the Mississippi also creates borders for 10 states. The Mississippi River provides necessary resources to the U.S. and has helped to shape American history and commerce, including tourism and the fishing industry. The natural capacity of the MARB to remove nutrients has been diminished by a range of human activities. The Mississippi is one of the most heavily engineered rivers in the United States. Over time, the character of the old river meanders and floodplains have been modified for millions of acres of agriculture and urbanization. Many of the original freshwater wetlands, riparian zones and adjacent streams and tributaries along the Mississippi have been disconnected from the river by levees and other engineering modifications. This has caused a loss of habitat for native plants and animals and has reduced the biological productivity of the entire river basin. Historically, the coastal marshes of Louisiana have provided a natural barrier against the erosion caused by the fierce storms which often come from the Gulf by neutralizing some of the flow energy of the water. This capacity has been reduced by channelization. Over the years, traffic on the river has caused increased bank erosion, turbidity, sediment resuspension, and disruption of native species habitats. The increased amount of river dredging, levee building, and construction that comes along with this traffic impairs aquatic life in many ways by disturbing their habitat.

Organizations in Mississippi River

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. Learn more about our company, our people, and the impact we make. 3M has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and it is a core value of our company. … Learn More

Abercrombie &amp; Fitch is an American lifestyle retailer that focuses on casual wear. Its headquarters are in New Albany, Ohio. The company operates three other offshoot brands: Abercrombie Kids, Hollister Co., and Gilly Hicks As of February 2020, the company … Learn More

ADM's purpose is to unlock the power of nature, to enrich the quality of life. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical … Learn More

Transformar la gestión del riego y el cuidado del agua a través de soluciones tecnológicas integrales. Nos enfocamos en tres pilares fundamentales: 1) maximizar la eficiencia hídrica en la agricultura sostenible, 2) facilitar la compra de créditos de compensación de … Learn More

Providing solutions to effectively manage water, the world’s most important resource. Learn More

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, … Learn More

Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm with access to more than 3,000 consultants in over 100 offices around the world. Our Sustainability Practice brings together management consultants and technical experts offering solutions from strategy through implementation … Learn More

Antelope is an impact investment firm investing capital on behalf of family offices, large institutions and individuals. We invest across sustainable asset classes in water and wastewater infrastructure along with sustainable technology solutions. Our mission is to invest in solutions … Learn More

APATEQ's core values and mission are to address water scarcity and pollution issues, with best fit solutions to meet the needs to reduce, reuse and recycle water. Our solutions work in support of the Sustainability and CSR agendas defined by … Learn More

To generate maximum value for our customers, associates, communities and stockholders, satisfying our consumers’ expectations at all times with the highest quality products and services. Learn More

The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was established in 1945, to serve the area of Benton County, IA. Benton SWCD is governed by five elected commissioners, each located in a different township within the district area. Benton … Learn More

ABOUT BIER – OUR ROLE IN THE GLOBAL BEVERAGE INDUSTRY The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable works to reduce consumption, mitigate impacts, and ensure sustainable continuity and the future of the global beverage industry. BIER brings together global leaders in the … Learn More

Chemicals and plastics are present in various products used daily: in health, transportation, food, home goods and personal use, and so many other essential segments of our life. By understanding this role, we continuously strive to create sustainable solutions so … Learn More

Our team of 160,000 professionals in 70 countries draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition and risk management. For more than 150 years, we have helped farmers grow more, connecting them to broader markets. We are continuously developing products … Learn More

To deliver to every home, business, or industrial complex, a real-time granular, auditable, and easy to use - all in one energy &amp; emissions tech suite. Software solutions that deliver 15%+ savings while believing in the 4-D's - Decarb, Digital, … Learn More

The Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American worldwide consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal care products. Learn More

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine, and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, and Italy. Our mission is to build brands that people love because we believe elevating human … Learn More

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Learn More

Cummins is an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufactures, and distributes engines, filtration, and power generation products. Learn More

CURE’s mission is to protect and restore resilient rural landscapes by harnessing the power of citizens who care about them. We do this because we believe that robust human communities can only be sustained by healthy ecosystems, and robust natural … Learn More

Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London, England. Diageo is the world's largest producer of spirits and a key producer of beer. Diageo's commitment to water stewardship is outlined in its Blueprint Water … Learn More

The Dow Chemical Company, commonly referred to as Dow, was an American multinational chemical corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, United States, and the predecessor of the merged company DowDuPont. Learn More

“IC Medicals” and “ The Emission” are two genetically integrated global internet projects about informational copies of substances and biological objects. DST Foundation initiated the integration of these phenomenal projects in August 2009 as they both are based on usage … Learn More

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and climate technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2019 sales of $13.5 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain … Learn More

Our mission is to develop people, design structures, and construct facilities which serve communities and the Church. Together, we are designing a world of hope. Learn More

Wastewater management encompasses a broad range of efforts that promote effective and responsible water use, treatment, and disposal and encourage the protection and restoration of our nation's watersheds. EPA's Office of Wastewater Management oversees the regulatory and voluntary programs that … Learn More

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Learn More

To supply technology for fresh clean drinking water from Atmospheric Water Generators Learn More

To partner with our greater community to lead conservation and stewardship of the Gallatin RIver Watershed Learn More

The Gap, Inc., commonly known as Gap Inc. or Gap, is an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer. Our purpose is to be Inclusive, By Design. Gap Inc. includes apparel brands Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Learn More

General Mills, Inc., is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. Learn More

Water is vital and complex. We simplify water by integrating leading technologies and a trusted team of experts into intelligent solutions, solving water for good. Learn More

Harpeth Conservancy's mission is to restore and protect clean water and healthy ecosystems for rivers in Tennessee by employing scientific expertise and collaborative relationships to develop, promote and support broad community stewardship and action. Learn More

As participants in God's mission of restoring humanity to wholeness, we work to end the human suffering caused the global water crisis. We apply our engineering expertise, international development experience, and faith to help the world's most vulnerable communities establish, … Learn More

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around … Learn More

Hilton Hotels &amp; Resorts is a global brand of full-service hotels and resorts and the flagship brand of Hilton. Learn More

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force consists of 5 federal agencies, 12 states and the tribes within the Mississippi/ Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). The Task Force was established in 1997 to reduce and control hypoxia in … Learn More

The Indiana Conservation Partnership is comprised of eight Indiana agencies and organizations who share a common goal of promoting conservation. To that end, the mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial and educational assistance needed to … Learn More

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) was established as a separate state agency by the Legislature in 2005. Major responsibilities include advocacy for Indiana agriculture at the local, state and federal level, managing soil conservation programs, promoting economic development … Learn More

Conserve water and help secure water access in those areas at greatest risk: Implement tools to reduce the water footprint of our hotels Mitigate water risk through stakeholder collaboration to deliver water stewardship at basin level Collaborate to ensure adequate … Learn More

In 2013, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) established the Iowa Water Quality Inititative (WQI) to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). Learn More

We're an independent non-profit organization formed in 1998 to foster recognition and rewards in the marketplace for goods and service providers who practice Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. IPM is an approach to managing pests that protects health and the … Learn More

Mission Protect and enhance Kentucky’s environment to improve the quality of life for all Kentuckians. Vision The Department for Environmental Protection envisions a healthy and productive commonwealth with balanced stewardship of the land, air and water where future generations enjoy … Learn More

For as long as nearly 70 years since its founding in 1949, Kurita Water Industries has been consistently operating in two areas of "water and the environment." To cater to diverse customer needs, the Kurita Group provides comprehensive solutions by … Learn More

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. is a privately held American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi's brand of denim jeans. Learn More

Lien AID is an international non-profit committed to enabling sustainable access to clean water and sanitation for Asia’s rural poor. Founded in 2006, Lien AID focuses on community-based approaches in the delivery of multi-year WASH programmes. Through partnerships with local … Learn More

Our Mission is to make water where and when you need it, no matter the quantity. We believe everyone everywhere should have clean, fresh and drinkable water anytime and always. LIPHE is a Water technology, innovation, development, production and marketing … Learn More

The Mission of MB Water is to provide aquatic monitoring of field tiles, surface, and groundwater to provide biological, chemical, and physical conditions to report nutrient flows and aquatic conditions for the landowner. This will provide measures of the water … Learn More

Merck & Co is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Learn More

Messmer Mechanical was founded in 1970 by Jerry and Linda Messmer. The Messmer Mechanical family of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning service professionals in Jasper. Don’t take chances when it comes to something as important as your home Plumbing jasper, … Learn More

Microsoft's mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Learn More

20 Faith-based institutional investors, interested in water issues, shareholder engagements. Concentrate on Midwest USA companies, many of whom have global connections. Active members of Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, ICCR, in NYC. Learn More

The Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, led by Black Hawk SWCD, targets both the Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050905) and the Headwaters Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050904), two of Black Hawk County's most intensely farmed watersheds. Taken together, these … Learn More

Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. Learn More

Audubon’s Western Water team works to align bird habitat protection and restoration with more reliable water supplies for all communities, while addressing historic injustices. These include disproportionate health impacts associated with water issues at the Salton Sea in California, desiccation … Learn More

The North Central Region Water Network is a 12-state collaboration designed to enhance connectivity across regional and state water projects, develop and carry out integrated outreach and education efforts, and coordinate projects with measurable short and long-term environmental and social … Learn More

The mission of SERA-46 is to promote effective implementation of science-based approaches to nutrient management/conservation that reduce nutrient losses to the environment. Our primary goals are to 1) Establish and strengthen relationships that can serve the missions of multiple organizations … Learn More

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), was established on June 30, 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. ORSANCO is an interstate commission representing eight states and the federal government. Member states include: Illinois, … Learn More

P2P Inc, people helping people, one village at a time. Villages in Africa frequently have no water, sanitation, malaria protection, nor prenatal services. Consequently, the people suffer constant illness and death. Rather than studying, working, and contributing to the world, … Learn More

The Pacific Institute envisions a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future. In pursuit of this vision, the Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s … Learn More

Water stewardship has long been one of PepsiCo’s top priorities, and it's an important part of building a Positive Value Chain. As one of the first companies of our size to acknowledge water as a human right, we have a … Learn More

The Procter &amp; Gamble Company is an American multi-national consumer goods corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn More

PVH Corp, formerly known as the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, is an American clothing company which owns brands such as Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD, Arrow, and licenses brands such as Geoffrey Beene, BCBG Max Azria, Chaps, Sean John, … Learn More

Our mission is to help to remediate, reclaim and recycle the dilapidated and affected water bodies across the entire universe with major focus in Louisiana, Texas, Wyoming, Northern American and other parts of the world that would benefit from our … Learn More

RES is committed to restoration at scale via nature-based projects. We provide environmental consulting, develop banks for mitigation credits, design, build, and sustain turnkey mitigation and water quality projects for regulatory compliance and implement adaptation and resiliency measures to manage … Learn More

Provide a home for orphans and vulnerable children with quality education and good care. Provide water to vulnerable communities Provide quality education to children who cannot afford education Learn More

To develop and commercialize a turnkey, self-financing solution to collect river plastic waste transform it into Revenue, Profit and Local Employment. Our Solutions On top of the Blue Barriers, we also offer a wide range of technical solutions to cater … Learn More

The Coca-ColaCompany is the world's largest beverage company. The purpose of company is to refresh the world and make a difference. Our vision is to craft the brands and choice of drinks that people love, to refresh them in body … Learn More

The Lavish Goat is the leading brand and contract manufacturer of eco-friendly natural bath and body care products. We use only superb quality ingredients free of harmful chemicals and toxins. We have a comprehensive selection of products from shower steamers … Learn More

The Mosaic Company is the world's leading producer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Learn More

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The US BCSD is an action oriented and member-led nonprofit business association that harnesses the power of collaborative projects, platforms and partnerships to develop, deploy and scale solutions to ecosystems, energy, materials and water challenges. Learn More

The CU Boulder Difference There is a great value in Higher Education, including increased career potential and quality of life. We work to make high-quality education worthwhile, relevant and accessible. Learn More

Formed in 1981 by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, the purpose of the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) is to facilitate dialogue and cooperative action regarding water and related land resource issues in the basin. … Learn More

WASH is critical to leading healthy lives. Yet billions of people every day still do not have access to safe and clean water for drinking or washing, toilets and basic hygiene requirements to ensure that they stay healthy and well. … Learn More

The Water Access, Technology, Environment and Resources (WATER) Institute is an interdisciplinary research Institute launched at Saint Louis University in June 2020 with the mission of advancing water innovation to serve humanity. The Institute brings together world-class researchers to solve … Learn More

WATERisLIFE.- Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Education short and long-term - saving lives and transforming communities. Learn More

We believe there's a smart way to end the global water crisis. Millions of people around the world could get access to safe water in their homes with the help of small, affordable loans. That's where we come in. Water.org … Learn More

WaterStep responds to critical needs for safe water by evaluating and implementing solutions and teaching people to use those tools. WaterStep saves lives with safe water by empowering communities to take care of their own long-term water needs. We believe … Learn More

Water Technologies International (GR8 Water) is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG). These unique devices utilize a patent pending air purification input system to produce clean, great-tasting, safe water from the humidity in … Learn More

Whirlpool Corporation is fiercely committed to helping our consumers improve their lives at home through the use of our products. We design our products with our consumers in mind—including innovative features that save time, reduce costs and lower their environmental … Learn More

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Providing a new and innovative technology for in solution metals extraction as a replacement option to reverse osmosis, ion exchange, solvent extraction and chemical treatment of waters used in industry. Learn More

Zach Heating &amp; Air Conditioning, is a third-generation, family-run business with more than 60 years of continuous service to our credit. Providing heating, cooling, and related indoor comfort services is much more than a day’s work at Zach Heating &amp; … Learn More

Projects in Mississippi River

New Acre Nature Investments support farmers and ranchers in creating new acres of nature on their lands to sequester carbon, enhance biodiversity, improve water quality, and strengthen rural economies and communities. Working together with corporate partners, New Acre enables investment … Learn More

Exelon has joined the DOE Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience to better understand the impacts of climate change on our systems, and to improve our resilience to climate change. To identify locations of our U. S. generation fleet regarding … Learn More

The Benton/Tama Nutrient Reduction Demonstration Project is largely funded by the Iowa Water Quality Initiative and is an effort to educate farmers about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, and to assist them with implementing these practices on their fields. The … Learn More

In 2013, Iowa created the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to reduce nutrient loading into the rivers and streams throughout the state as part of the Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Taskforce. The strategy identifies a suite of in-field practices including no-till, … Learn More

AT&T; and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) developed tools and resources to help organizations build their own programs to reduce water and energy use in buildings.Project ResultsBuilding operators can realize substantial water savings in their cooling towers — up to … Learn More

In 2013, the NFF embarked upon a collaborative effort to improve the wetland and stream ecology of the valley, and to honor the rich military history of the Eagle River at Camp Hale. Tucked into a high elevation watershed along … Learn More

This project will enhance our understanding of the role that river sediments play in controlling downstream nutrient loading, eutrophication, and hypoxia and will help provide the foundation to enable future monitoring of sediment-related nutrient fluxes through ground-based remote sensing cameras. … Learn More

In 2018, Cargill, Nestlé Purina, and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) launched a three-year farmer-led program in Nebraska to improve water conservation, water quality, and soil health in the beef supply chain by focusing in the area where water is used … Learn More

BIER has been talking about this kind of on-the-ground water collaboration for a while as a natural extension of its portfolio of benchmarking, best practice sharing, and tools/guidance development. It was clear to members, based on the opportunities and risks, … Learn More

The Clean and Conserve Education Program is designed to help children ages four and older learn about water conservation and healthy hygiene practices through school and community educators, or on their own. The program has five educational components, divided by … Learn More

His project will provide a reliable source of clean water to over 4,000 students and teachers at Kampong Tralach Secondary School, Hun Sen Kampong Tralach High School and Salalek 5 Primary School. Project Results Learn More

Access to safe water is the foundation to the development of all communities. Safe and reliable water restores hope and unlocks potential and opportunity. As the water crisis has grown to a global level leaving in its path a plethora … Learn More

The state of Colorado is encouraging regenerative agriculture through a statewide soil health program, and several famers/ranchers are doing innovative work to protect soil health, capture carbon, and more through changing farm management practices. Learn More

In an innovative and groundbreaking effort, in 2019 the Colorado Water Trust (“CWT”), the Grand Valley Water Users Association (“Association”), and the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District (“District”) struck a deal designed to improve the habitat of the Colorado River’s endangered … Learn More

The facility is located in a very stressed watershed. The potable water used by the facility comes from another watershed (Lake Michigan). The facility is engaging with the local authority for a pilot project to reuse treated wastewater for industrial … Learn More

The main water management problem in Mexico City lies in poor water management. The city obtains 32% of its water from external sources and does not possess the required infrastructure for water collection and recycling. 15% of the population does … Learn More

Unilever has committed to donating sanitizer, soap, bleach and food worth €100 million to those in need. Half of the donations will go to the World Economic Forum’s COVID Action Platform in support of global health organizations. The other half … Learn More

Charity: Water and DuPont have partnered to combat COVID-19 in vulnerable communities by means of hand-washing stations, sanitation and hygiene training, and community health messaging. All donations will go to charity: water’s local partners who are urgently scaling their WASH … Learn More

The Colorado Water Trust is envisioning a river-wide diversion coordination effort, in partnership with agricultural producers, that will help keep the Crystal flowing during drier years. In early 2018, the Water Trust signed its first agreement of the project with … Learn More

The Curry’s Fork Watershed Plan addresses water quality impairments and restores streams in the 4 sub-watersheds within the Curry’s Fork watershed: Curry’s Fork [Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) 05140102180140 and 05140102180120], North Curry’s Fork (HUC 05140102180100), South Curry’s Fork (HUC 05140102180110), … Learn More

DigDeep’s Closing the Water Access Gap report found that many households across Appalachia do not have running water, or their tap water is too dangerous to drink, especially in rural West Virginia. Many people drive long distances to buy bottled … Learn More

Since the set-in of plum rains this year, Lujiang County in Anhui Province has pic1_China.jpgbeen hit by the heaviest rainfall in 100 years, with the precipitation reaching 1,318 millimeters, a historical extremum, 365% more than the average annual plum rains. … Learn More

Coca-Cola worked with the US Forest Service to remove drain tails from the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Drain tiles had been installed here to drain the wetlands for agricultural use. The Prairie had an extensive drain tile system, pervasive invasive … Learn More

The Drought Task Force recommends regulatory, operational, and technical solutions, and points out other regions of concern and potential impacts. In order to address changing waterbody conditions due to climate change challenges, Exelon has installed monitoring systems in river bodies … Learn More

While fires are a natural part of many forested ecosystems, when they impact places like the Columbia River Gorge, our thoughts turn to how we can help the ecosystems, trails and wildlife habitat that we cherish recover. That is why … Learn More

Eastern Regional Program Supporting National Forests up and down the Eastern Seaboard and throughout the Midwest, our Eastern Regional Program connects Americans to their National Forests and supports the forests for future generations. INVESTING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS ON THE … Learn More

Conversion and modernization of Chilca UNO power plant to a combined cycle operation, for the eco efficient use of water and greater power generation. The project is including a desalinization plant to source water, reducing the exploitation of wells and … Learn More

Optimize and reuse water within the manufacturing plant Adopt the Alliance for Water Stewardship International Water Stewardship Standard Restore 100% of the consumptive water use back to the Mississippi River DeltaProject ResultsWater efficiency: Optimized plant water use Water stewardship: AWS … Learn More

In addition to its role as the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies, Ecolab has developed tools to help businesses drive water stewardship performance in their own operations. Ecolab’s Smart Water Navigator and Water Risk Monetizer enable companies … Learn More

Lakes have historically been a critical part of a citiesÕ ability to buffer from droughts and floods. BangaloreÕs lakes are now in trouble due to rapid urbanisation and lack of proper underground drainage system, inadequate treatment in sewage treatment plants … Learn More

Waterhound Futures was asked by a global manufacturer to model an existing wastewater treatment system to identify opportunities to reuse water in a select reverse osmosis process within the larger facility. Leading into the project, Waterhound's 'software flagged discrepancies in … Learn More

This is a collaborative project with University of Iowa (Co-PI) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (sponsor). Background: Reservoirs are a vital component of our nation’s water-resources infrastructure, yet many reservoirs across the nation are slowly filling with sediment, reducing … Learn More

Mollicy Farms was cleared for row crop agriculture in 1969 and 17 miles of levees were constructed surrounding the 16,000-acre site to reduce flooding. This hydrologic modification, common in southern floodplains, disrupted the natural flooding cycles and functionally disconnected the … Learn More

The goal of the project is to improve forest conditions to protect nature, to safeguard communities, and to secure vital water supplies. Learn More

This is a collaborative project with University of Portsmouth (PI), University of Nottingham (Co-PI), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (sponsor). Rivers are dynamic systems that change over time in response to environmental and water management factors. River channels respond … Learn More

The team formed to identify and execute water-saving themes. This would help us cater to our need for water for our operations. Cost of these methods - Call for additional capital investment but on the other end would lead to … Learn More

Givaudan has added a production line in its Geneva site dedicated to manufacturing hand sanitizer. The company will donate over 60 tonnes of hand sanitizer, roughly equivalent to 700,000 bottles, to hospitals, Geneva public transportation, the Geneva airport, NGOs, and … Learn More

Johnson &amp; Johnson has developed a Global Aquatic Ingredient AssessmentTM (GAIA) protocol to better understand how its products interact with water environments. GAIA analyzes the impact an ingredient might have on an aquatic environment and the fish and plant life … Learn More

During 2015 and 2016, the Omaha, Nebraska GoGreen employee engagement team held several plant-wide meetings to increase employee awareness about onsite water use and to generate water saving ideas. The Omaha plant will continue to reduce water consumption through employee … Learn More

Since 2015, we have been launching the "Good Water Purifier" campaign in collaboration with Never Happybeann a public interest foundation. We donate refurbished water purifiers and provide regular management services to 136 organizations in 49 regions across the country, including … Learn More

Over the past century, IndiaÕs average temperature has increased by around 0.7¡C, largely due to climate change. By the end of the twenty-first century, temperatures are projected to rise by approximately 2.4¡C to 4.7¡C Ð setting a major challenge for … Learn More

The Green River Demand Management and Resilience Project is part of a large-scale pilot effort to develop projects and strategies that can free up additional water for federal reservoirs, shore up water supply for Arizona and Nevada, and simultaneously implement … Learn More

In partnership with the Icelandic government, the Buikwe district local government, and Water Mission, we have taken another step in the WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) projects in Uganda. Phase 2, water solution installation, has now concluded, bringing clean water … Learn More

Sika has produced 1,000 liters of hand sanitizer which it will donate to local hospitals, retirement homes, and blood donation services. In addition, Sika global subsidiaries are donating hand sanitizer to their employees and local healthcare facilities. Learn More

We are assisting with farmer training and technology that helps advance more sustainable water use for the rice we source. Mars has partnered with around 30 other organizations from a range of sectors to develop the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), … Learn More

This project seeks to create efficiencies in watershed management by: 1) working in 12 priority watersheds in the Mississippi River Basin with documented water impairments and stressors; 2) conducting baseline social science assessments in these watersheds of current on-farm practices, … Learn More

The Indiana Conservation Partnership is comprised of eight Indiana agencies and organizations who share a common goal of promoting conservation. To that end, the mission of the Indiana Conservation Partnership is to provide technical, financial and educational assistance needed to … Learn More

American Forests is partnering with Salesforce to support a prescribed fire across 500 acres on the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. We expect the fire to generate 500,000 seedlings. In the Hoosier, oak seedlings are present, but they often … Learn More

INfield Advantage is a proactive, collaborative opportunity for farmers to collect and understand personalized, on-farm data to optimize their management practices to, ultimately, improve their bottom line and benefit the environment. Project Results With INfield Advantage, participants receive personalized, field-specific … Learn More

In cooperation with the Colombian Ministry of Rural Development, the Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Intelligent Water Management (IWM) project seeks to make the Colombian coffee … Learn More

Intel was the first large technology corporation to adopt a comprehensive water stewardship strategy and associated targets Their three pronged approach includes: Conservation of water in operations: To reduce water used in manufacturing, Intel is investing in water efficiency and … Learn More

Forests provide much of the world’s most biodiverse habitat on land, making their protection a priority for maintaining biodiversity. They also provide flood control and water regulation benefits. In 2011, we launched a new environmental initiative with funding to help … Learn More

In 2014, the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin – through the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) – approved a shared plan for Clean Water Act (CWA) monitoring of the Upper Mississippi River (UMR). This UMR CWA … Learn More

The Iowa Water Quality Initiative (WQI) began in 2013 by the Iowa Legislature to begin implementation efforts of the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS). The Iowa WQI is taking a multi-faceted approach to deliver programming to advance the Iowa NRS … Learn More

Our sustainable agriculture program, Kellogg’s OriginsTM, puts a particular emphasis on connecting growers with other agricultural experts to help improve soil health and nutrient efficiency, and on using practices that help support the environment and biodiversity.Project ResultsImproved soil health and … Learn More

With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Danone Indonesia (Aqua) and its local partner LPTP co-created the “Klaten” project to empower farmers around the Aqua factory through the promotion of sustainable agriculture, especially water and soil management, and also … Learn More

As an example, in response to perilously dry conditions in Lake Pillsbury, a storage reservoir for PG&amp;E’s Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project, PG&amp;E brought together key stakeholders, including state and local water resource agencies, federal and state fish and wildlife departments, … Learn More

We worked with the local municipalities in California where key sites are located such as Palo Alto and Roseville in order to understand the severity of the drought situation and local community priorities and needs. We developed our site-specific response … Learn More

Reliable water supplies are critical to industry, agriculture, cities and the natural environment. Because of these multiple dependencies within a region or watershed, water risks cannot be completely managed within individual facility footprints. Water users benefit from knowing how others … Learn More

Because water is essential to nature, communities, and business, The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a transformational partnership in 2007 to help conserve the world’s freshwater resources. Expanding this focus and building on our progress, the … Learn More

As the COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered our production volume in 2020, our brewery teams responded by deploying multiple methods of reducing the baseload energy usage within our plants as many of our utilities systems must operate with or without production. … Learn More

Fortescue’s Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) scheme allows for an efficient and resilient groundwater supply without significantly impacting the quantity of water present in natural aquifers. The cost of developing groundwater reinjection technology and infrastructure has been significant for Fortescue. However, … Learn More

The Yampa River in northwestern Colorado is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Colorado River Basin; providing irrigation water for agriculture, critical habitat for endangered fish, and immense riparian and recreational benefit in the region. During the summer, … Learn More

Microplastic (plastic &lt; 5 mm in size) contamination is ubiquitous and has been found in environments ranging from deep ocean floors to Artic Sea ice. Microplastics are concerning emerging contaminants because they degrade slowly, are highly mobile, and can be … Learn More

Collaborators: Natalie F. Hernandez, M.S., and Elizabeth A. Hasenmueller, Ph.D. Microplastics, 1 μm – 5 mm plastic particles, are ubiquitous global contaminants. The debris is concerning to human and ecological health due to ingestion by a range of species and … Learn More

Collaborators: Teresa Baraza, M.S., and Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Ph.D. Carbonate critical zones (CZs) are often characterized by the presence of dissolution features in bedrock that lead to high connectivity between the surface and subsurface. Carbonate aquifers can therefore be highly susceptible … Learn More

The Miller Creek Water Quality Improvement Project, led by Black Hawk SWCD, targets both the Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050905) and the Headwaters Miller Creek watershed (HUC-12 070802050904), two of Black Hawk County's most intensely farmed watersheds. Taken together, these … Learn More

Since 2009 we have been supporting the Model River Mezen project of the Silver Taiga Foundation. The Mezen river flows from the Komi Republic across the Arkhangelsk Region into the White Sea. The projects aims to restore the declining population … Learn More

19 October 2018, Comoros Ð In small island developing state like Comoros, water is life. With a new US$41.9 million grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Government of Comoros in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) … Learn More

In FY17, we deployed the NIKE Water Minimum Program to every key supplier making fabric for NIKE, setting several important performance expectations. It requires suppliers to create sitewater balance, a management tool that allows facilities to understand where their water … Learn More

Coca-Cola partnered with many organizations to distribute 55-gallon syrup drums to be reused as rain barrels for residential properties. The collected water is reused for outdoor water needs, conserving water and preventing polluted runoff. Learn More

Anglo Platinum is a representative member and chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Olifants River Joint Water Forum which represents 22 mining companies with potentially 40 mining projects in the area. The forum is part of the Olifants River … Learn More

The Cutzamala System is the primary offsite water supply source for Mexico City, providing 10 m3/s to the overall flow serving Mexico City (31.5m3/s) (SACMEX 2018), which reaches residents of 13 Mexico City boroughs and 14 State of Mexico municipalities … Learn More

Building on over a decade of focus on operational water efficiency, P&amp;G is now working towards a holistic water stewardship strategy throughout its value chain. An evaluation of water risks across the life cycle of its products helped P&amp;G select … Learn More

The semi-arid region of Northeast Brazil has been experiencing periodic droughts and chronic water scarcity. The overall drought frequency, intensity and severity have increased over the past 36 years. The region is projected to experience a further temperature increase of … Learn More

This project sought to restore streamflows to Prickly Pear Creek. Around two miles of the creek that were previously dry were re-watered, which reconnected habitat along the riparian area. Learn More

WaterNow and the City of Golden began this project to develop a graywater ordinance and demonstration projects to allow for – and encourage the adoption of – residential laundry-to-landscape (L2L) graywater systems. A secondary purpose was to develop resources for … Learn More

WaterNow partnered the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities to assist with the development of a water conservation program to help income-qualified customers save water and money and create a program toolkit that can be rebranded and replicated by other cities. … Learn More

WaterNow partnered with the Madison Water Utility (Madison, WI) to update Madison Water Utility's Water Conservation and Sustainability Plan using research and public polling. The goal of the public polling was to help Madison better understand which conservation programs would … Learn More

WaterNow worked with the City of Thornton to develop an incentive program to improve water use efficiency in newly constructed homes. Their goal was a 20% increase in water use efficiency compared to older homes on the market locally. The … Learn More

The increasing risk of wildfire and prolonged droughts in Colorado has the potential to cause significant damage to local drinking water supplies and cause major disruption to operations at our Golden Brewery. To mitigate this, in 2014 MillerCoors, PepsiCo and … Learn More

In January 2020, we announced a deal with global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. to purchase 100% renewable electricity for our Western European breweries. The 10-year PPA will provide power supplied from two solar farms to be built in Spain … Learn More

Union Carbide Corporation of Dow Chemical Company redeveloped a 47 acre parcel of land that had been used for industrial purposes with sustainable landscaping, including planting native grasses and shrubs, to redevelop the area as a greenbelt to meet all … Learn More

For centuries, the Mississippi River has been used to quench the thirst of the US, nourish crops, energize homes, and transport goods. The Gulf of Mexico also provides food, jobs, and economic security to millions of people in the heart … Learn More

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This is a collaborative project with Purdue University (PI), University of Iowa (Co-PI), and University of Colorado (Co-PI). Information on river shape, bed morphology and sediment load are critical to help inform research and management issues related to river channels. … Learn More

Safe wash is a project designed to continously provide water to vulnerable communities by repairing existing water systems, we realised lots of Organisations install boreholes but don't came back to repair them. Safe wash ensures the water keep flowing. Learn More

In the Extremadura region of southern Spain, agriculture is responsible for nearly 90% of water use. With rains both seasonal and scarce, strong water management is key. We have worked with stakeholders throughout the local tomato supply chain to improve … Learn More

Background: Complex ground transportation networks coexist with dynamic river network systems and bridges are a common element at the intersections of these networks. A primary concern for bridge stability is scour, a turbulent physical process in which hydrodynamic forces (e.g., … Learn More

The Soil and Water Outcomes Fund provides financial incentives directly to farmers who transition to on-farm conservation practices that yield positive environmental outcomes like carbon sequestration and water quality improvement. We provide new market opportunities and revenue streams for farmers … Learn More

We have worked with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for many years as a global partner in water. In July 2020, we expanded our work with TNC and launched a partnership in regenerative agriculture. Our agronomists and researchers from around the … Learn More

At our Golden Brewery in Colorado, we are going further to recover valuable spent yeast from our brewery process. By drying the spent yeast, we are able to produce useful by-products such as brewer�s yeast, water and ethanol. Brewer�s yeast … Learn More

Untreated wastewater entering the environment through leaking infrastructure, faulty septic systems, and sewer overflows threatens both human and aquatic health. Water managers need low cost field methods to detect wastewater contamination in real time to promptly employ mitigation strategies. While … Learn More

Electrolux tracks and follows water consumption on a monthly basis, and has implemented a water best practice toolbox. Electrolux has carried out a water risk study based WWFs water risk filter, to identify sites where water shortages pose risks to … Learn More

Our top priority has been to increase our water use efficiency through leak detection and repair, process improvements, water reuse and recycling. Increasing our water efficiency ensures that we are able to best use natural resources, reduce wear on our … Learn More

Through LightStay, every hotel in our portfolio is required to regularly report and monitor all sources of water use against an improvement goal. In addition to this, hotels are required to always have an active water-related sustainability improvement project registered. … Learn More

Agricultural land use is essential for food production, but intensively managed landscapes can considerably alter the “critical zone,” which is the thin, life-supporting layer of Earth’s surface from the tops of the trees to the bottom of the groundwater. Excess … Learn More

Nampak Glass invested in a closed-loop water harvesting and treatment system with a 171kl tank. This cost the company R1.2 billion. Nampak Glass have also invested in borehole technology and embarked on a water conservation awareness drive throughout the company. … Learn More

WhiteWave Foods installed water-saving technologies at their Mt. Crawford, Virginia manufacturing plant completed the first phase of a two-phase wastewater treatment project in which more than 55 percent of the water consumed by the plant’s cooling tower, over 35 million … Learn More

Over the next five years, the Watershed strategic partnership will deliver improvements in the governance and management of water, sanitation and hygiene services as well as of the water resources on which they draw. A strong civil society is essential … Learn More

We will advance our watershed-restoration program in water-stressed regions of our cotton supply chain. NIKEÕs watershed restoration work is focused on our extended cotton supply chain. The primary benefit of these watershed-restoration projects is not only reductions in our freshwater … Learn More

The facility located in this basin will undergo Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (AWS) steps 1-3 by the year 2020. The AWS Standard steps 1-3 will enable each site in this basin to create a unique water stewardship plan that … Learn More

The Nature Conservancy of Arkansas (TNC) collaborates with agricultural producers, conservation partners, and industry leaders in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) to achieve our global priority of providing food and water sustainably. With support from Kellogg, Cargill, General Mills, and … Learn More

The Windy Gap River Connectivity Channel Project creates an enhancement of a new river channel bypassing Windy Gap reservoir that will directly address one of the highest priority river restoration issues in Colorado. The primary objective of this project is … Learn More

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