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Rewarding Coastal Farmers for Boosting Water Future

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Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
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Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: California FarmLink
California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC)
Central Coast Wetlands Group
Ceres
Driscoll's
Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County
Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops
Sure Harvest, Inc.
University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey
University of California Santa Cruz
USDA - Natural Resrouces Conservation Service
Western Growers Association
Countries: United States of America
Regions: California, Sacramento River - San Joaquin River
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Irrigation Management and Technology
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partners: Academic Institution
Business
Business Association
City
Government
NGO / Civil Society
Social Enterprise
Project Type: Value Chain Engagement
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2015  »  Ongoing
Project Website: suscon.org/project/water-efficiency
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 69%

Project Overview

California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is working with the industry and others to scale adoption of context-based performance metrics. The metrics calculate growers' water and fertilizer use efficiency by comparing their use relat...

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California's Central Coast is facing interreated water quality and supply issues: groundwater overdraft, saltwater intrusion, and nutrient-laden runoff that impairs waterways and groundwater. This vibrant farming region is at risk, but farmers are part of the solution. This project is working with the industry and others to scale adoption of context-based performance metrics. The metrics calculate growers' water and fertilizer use efficiency by comparing their use relative to crop needs and local conditions.

Project Results

Project partners are currently developing three incentives to scale metrics adoption across the region: engage with the supply chain to enable the metrics to meet sustainability reporting requirements, create a rebate on farm loan interest for farmers that achieve metrics improvements, and propose a compliance approach for water quality regulation that accepts the metrics information as an alternative

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The California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC) is a platform for diverse stakeholders to come together and pursue collective action projects that will improve water security in California for people, business, agriculture and nature. CWAC was originally conceived in May 2014 ... Learn More

Ceres is a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership. We bring unique capital market solutions to many water-related challenges. We are changing the way that businesses and utilities manage water, and the way that investors consider water risk in their ... Learn More

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Developers: The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy

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Developers: The Coca-Cola Company, The Nature Conservancy

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Developers: Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

The Coca-Cola Company is quantifying the water-related “Replenish” benefits derived through its Community Water Partnership (CWP) projects. The work described in this report builds on previous efforts, and provides a current status of quantification results for three categories of CWP ... Learn More

Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

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Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

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Developers: GETF, The Coca-Cola Company

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Developers: WWF

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Developers: WWF

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Developers: WWF

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Developers: WWF

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