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.

Please complete this survey for up to TWO projects/programs that are in need of funding. This initial survey will serve as a starting repository for conservation efforts to compare to corporate funding goals, priorities, and budgets. Texan by Nature may reach out for more information. Submitting information and joining TxWAC does not guarantee funding and/or partnership. See this webpage for more information.
 
The goals of TxWAC are:
  • Benefit the quality and volume of water on 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 and other Texas river systems.
 
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. 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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* 8. Please indicate your project/program focus area(s). Check all that apply:

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

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

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* 11. Please outline the # of people involved and that are positively impacted by the project/program:
(i.e. 100 volunteers, 3,000 community members, etc.)

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* 12. What is the amount of land area positively impacted by the project/program? Please provide a unit such as acres.

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* 13. How much water has/will your project/program conserve? If your project/program is expected to achieve water conservation outcomes in the future, how much do you expect it to conserve? Please use gallons or acre-feet metric if possible (there are 325,851 gallons in an acre-foot).

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* 14. Provide length of waterways improved/protected by your project/program. Please use miles metric if possible.

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* 15. Please indicate if your project/program has the potential to or provides volumetric water benefits. If possible, please describe the amount of water volume that the project/program does or may provide PER YEAR. Provide the volume in gallons, cubic meters, or acre-feet (there are 325,851 gallons in an acre-foot).
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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* 16. 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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* 17. 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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* 18. For projects/programs that don't provide water volume benefits, what is the duration of benefits that the project/program provides?

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

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* 20. Does the project/program have collaborative opportunities available for additional partners (conservation/business) or does the project/program already have collaborative partnerships in place? Please describe.

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

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* 23. What is the total amount of funding needed to start or continue the project/program? Please outline if your project/program requires multiple donors in order to satisfy funding/grant requirements (i.e. matching, etc.)

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

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

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* 26. If project benefits outlined above are not realized immediately upon completion of the project, please describe when the benefits will be realized:
i.e. upon project completion, water volume benefits will be realized and reportable within 1 year and carbon storage benefits will be reportable within 3-5 years

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

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

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* 29. 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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* 30. 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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