The Texas Water Action Collaborative (TxWAC) matches companies and funders with conservation projects to positively benefit Texas’ water resources.

Please complete the below survey to describe your company's goals and what type of projects your company is interested in funding. This initial survey will serve as a starting point for matching your company to projects that need funding

You can also download this survey to fill out - please email a completed copy in Google Doc or Word Doc format to programs@texanbynature.org. 

The goals of the collaborative pilot are to:
  • Benefit the quality and volume of water in Texas;
  • Spread awareness and education regarding the need for water conservation and projects that have succeeded;
  • Build collaborative relationships to align goals, metrics, and timelines between conservation organizations, corporate entities, and communities;
  • Create a matching methodology for funding, activity, measurement, and reporting of water conservation projects;
  • Build a replicable matching model for all water basins in Texas.
See this webpage for more information.

Please contact Taylor Keys at taylor@texanbynature.org if you have questions.

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* 1. Main point of contact name:

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* 2. Main point of contact email:

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* 3. Company name:

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* 4. Does the project location need to be within a certain distance from your company's site?

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* 5. What river basin is your company interested in funding projects in? (See a summary of river basins in Texas here)

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* 6. If there are specific geographic limitations for project participation/funding, please provide zip codes, company site addresses, etc. This will allow our team to map your desired impact area and overlay it with project impact areas.

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* 7. Below are examples of project focus types. Please only check boxes for projects that your company is interested in funding.

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* 8. Please weight the following project qualities based on level of importance/interest to your company on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being of least importance/interest and 5 being of most importance/interest:

  1 2 3 4 5
Projects that positively benefit people/communities and/or projects where people are involved via education or volunteer opportunties.
Projects that positively benefit land area through restoration/conservation, tree planting, invasive species removal, etc.)
Projects that conserve water through conservation, restoration, infrastructure, etc.
Projects that positively improve the area along waterways through restoration efforts, trash clean-up, preservation, etc.
Projects that can be replicated and/or act as a model for other projects
Collaborating w/ other companies and/or leveraging other funding for greater impact
Has marketing / storytelling appeal

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* 9. Many companies are seeking to achieve certain reported volumetric results to match against the company’s stated replenish or “water positive" goals. Please select all that apply to your company.
Volumetric water benefits (VMWB) are the volume of water resulting from water stewardship actions that modify water flow in a beneficial way and/or reduce shared water challenges. Accounting of VMWB helps corporate water stewards to have a standardized approach to quantify and communicate the benefit of volumetric water benefits. (Learn more)

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* 10. If you selected "project cost per volumetric benefit is important" in the previous question, please provide the minimum cost per volumetric threshold that your company would fund and if that threshold is required annually or over the lifetime of the project.

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* 11. What KPIs related to water stewardship does your company measure and report on?
Key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of performance measurement. KPIs evaluate the success of an organization or of a particular activity in which it engages.

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* 12. Please check the minimum duration of benefits that a project would need to provide to receive funding:

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* 13. If you found a project that met your goals, when would you be able to secure funding to participate? Pick one or check all that apply.

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* 14. What is your company's budget range for funding water-related conservation projects/programs?

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* 15. If you chose to fund a project in the near term, when is your expected timeline for benefits being returned post-funding?

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* 16. If you chose to participate in funding a project, what considerations are necessary to contract? Please select all that apply.

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* 17. Please share any absolute "no-go's" that existing in regard to funding projects and/or any additional information around requirements:

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* 18. Is there anything else you would like to share?

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* 19. There is no cost to corporations or conservation organizations to join TxWAC as a member. Those who join the collaborative are joining the conversation and expressing an interest in achieving the goals of TxWAC. Collaborative partners are not guaranteed funding or partnerships as a result of joining. If you would like to be added to a publicly facing TxWAC members list, please provide how you would like your company name represented:

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* 20. If there were an annual corporate membership fee for TxWAC that supported facilitation and operations of the collaborative:
  • Would your company be interested in paying a membership fee?
  • What amount or cost range would your company be interested in contributing?

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* 21. If your company is interested in connecting with Texan by Nature to learn more about other opportunities to participate in conservation outside of TxWAC, please let us know

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