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Research Focal Areas

Research Focal Areas

Summary

CBO and the Earth Genome are developing a decision-support tool for corporations to use when making decisions about sustainable water use.

A web-based, data-driven tool will help water-intensive corporations make better decisions about how much and where to invest in green infrastructure in order to deliver better storage, higher quality water and flood control.

The pilot tool focuses on helping Dow Chemical screen potential sites in a Texas river basin where the company can restore river-floodplain connectivity and wetlands to enhance upstream storage and offset the need for more expensive gray alternatives.

The goal includes scalability of the tool for the U.S. and India.

Partners

  • The Earth Genome
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Water Cluster
  • Dow Chemical
  • Pepsico
  • CH2M Hill

Personnel

Funding

Earth Genome

Timeline

January 2015 — January 2020