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

TxWAC is piloting in the Upper Trinity River Basin, expanding to the lower Trinity River Basin in Q4 of 2021 – Q1 of 2022, and expanding to another river basin in Texas by Q4 2022 to accelerate new investments in water conservation.

Please complete this survey for a single project, program, or initiative that needs funding - you can fill out this survey more than once - we just ask that you complete a separate survey submission for each project, program, and/or initiative.

This survey will serve as a starting repository for conservation efforts to compare to corporate funding goals, priorities, and budgets. Texan by Nature will contact you if a corporation is interested in funding your project. 

Submitting information and joining TxWAC does not guarantee funding and/or partnership. 
 
The goals of the collaborative pilot are to:
  • Benefit the quality and volume of water of the Trinity River;
  • 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 model for the entire Trinity River Basin and other Texas river systems.
Moving forward, the collaborative will continue to survey all stakeholders, refine the process/frameworks, and match incoming projects to interested funders.

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. Organization name:

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* 4. Please select your organization classification:

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* 5. Please provide the name of the project or program that is in need of support:

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* 6. Please provide a brief description of the project/program you are seeking funding for:

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* 7. Where is the project/program located with respect to the Trinity River Basin?
The current TxWAC pilot is focused on the Trinity River Basin. Projects outside of the Trinity River Basin will be kept on file for TxWAC statewide expansion and partnership

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* 8. What is the geographic area that is positively impacted by the project/program? Please be as specific as you can by describing project/program area boundaries.

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* 9. If you have a map shapefile for your project/program that you can share, please upload it or email it to info@texanbynature.org.

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* 10. Please indicate your project/program focus area(s). Check all that apply:

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* 11. When is or what was the project/program start date?

Date

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* 12. Please outline your current project/program phase:

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* 13. Please outline the total number of people benefitting, population served, and/or people involved and that are positively impacted by the project/program:

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* 14. What is the amount of land area positively impacted by the project/program? 

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* 15. How much water has/will your project/program conserve?

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* 16. What length of waterways is improved/protected by your project/program?

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* 17. Please indicate if your project/program has the potential to or provides volumetric water benefits.
Volumetric water benefit is a key component of many corporate sustainability goals. Volumetric benefit is defined as the volumetric outputs resulting from water stewardship activities that modify the hydrology in a positive way and result in a certain volume of water improvements in the watershed.

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* 18. What water volume benefit does or will the project/program provide?

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* 19. If you indicated that your project/program provides water volume benefit in the previous question, please provide the full project/program implementation cost to generate the given volume benefit.
For example: "for our given project a $100k investment generates 50 acre-feet volume benefit per year"

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* 20. If you indicated that your project/program provides a certain amount water volume benefit per year in the previous questions, please select the duration of the yearly water volume benefits?

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* 21. For projects/programs that DO NOT provide water volume benefits, what is the duration of benefits that the project/program provides?

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* 22. Can/has the project/program acted as a model and/or has/be replicated or expanded?

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* 23. Does the project/program have collaborative opportunities available for additional partners (conservation/business)?

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* 24. If you didn't articulate impact metrics for the above questions, please describe why:
i.e. don't have dedicated staff, don't have the tools or methodologies available, etc.

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* 25. When is funding needed to continue or complete the project/program?

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* 26. What is the total amount of funding needed to start or continue the project/program?

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* 27. If possible, please upload a project budget:

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* 28. Does your project/program require multiple donors in order to satisfy funding/grant requirements (i.e. matching, etc.)

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* 29. If project benefits outlined above are not realized immediately upon completion of the project, please describe when the benefits will be realized:

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* 30. If funding has been used for the project/program, what results/metrics have been achieved to date?

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* 31. For the project/program, are there any milestone dates or interim check-points for metrics, progress, etc.?

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* 32. Are there any communication/marketing requirements for your organization if a project/program gets funded?

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

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* 34. 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 organization name represented:

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

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