Business for Water Stewardship Project Bank
Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and River Network have teamed up to offer the Business for Water Stewardship Project Bank (BWS Project Bank), a new online clearinghouse to support growing corporate interest in projects that restore river flows and recharge ground water, and to expand funding opportunities for dues-paying River Network member organizations and their river restoration projects.
Water is an essential ingredient in most consumer products including the manufacturing processes and the source materials used. More and more companies are interested in investing in water security because it makes good business sense, helps meet corporate sustainability and water-neutrality goals, and benefits the health and well-being of their workers and the communities where they operate.
BEF has already worked with over 50 companies to support dozens of projects across 11 states and Mexico, and they are constantly working to develop corporate interest and to support and profile projects that can help companies participate in important environmental watershed improvement outcomes.
The BWS Project Bank offers an opportunity for organizations to represent their watershed restoration projects on a national platform. BEF uses the Project Bank to share and learn about organizations and restoration projects and to represent specific projects to corporations seeking opportunities to support environmental water stewardship. Where there is a match between corporate interest and restoration projects, companies may elect to provide funding to support those efforts. In a few very instances, BEF may have corporate funds available for immediate investment.
Please contact April Ingle, River Network’s Science and Policy Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for support in submitting your project to the BWS Project Bank.