So much water is withdrawn from rivers and streams to service individuals, agriculture, industry and businesses that across North America tens of thousands of miles of dry or critically dewatered river systems now exist. In many places, water withdrawals completely dry up streams and significantly affect water quality, native fish and wildlife, aesthetics and recreational opportunities.
In response to the rise of global water scarcity, more and more businesses are seeking innovative ways to minimize their organization’s water footprint through a wide range of conservation methods. BEF’s Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) offer the first-of-its-kind tool to go a step further—to actually restore your water footprint, gallon-for-gallon, to critically dewatered rivers and streams.
Each WRC represents 1,000 gallons of water restored to a critically dewatered river, stream or wetland on your behalf and directly contributes to restoring the economic, recreational and ecological vitality of critical freshwater ecosystems. All WRC projects are certified by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s strict set of criteria to ensure flow is restored to the environment in locations and at a time that will have optimum environmental benefit. We’re proud to offer a robust water restoration certificate project portfolio that includes critical freshwater ecosystems with incredible stories to tell.
For companies with a substantial water footprint, BEF is ready to collaboratively identify and develop custom WRC stream flow restoration projects in rivers and regions that are of high importance to your company and your customers.