Freshwater Decarbonization

Nature-Based Carbon Credits for Drinking Water

Globally, billions face water insecurity and water quality challenges. Water is an under-invested sector facing increasing pressure from climate change. Meanwhile, carbon credit markets provide incentives for nature-based climate solutions, but lack project diversity and quality. At this intersection, Virridy brings Freshwater Decarbonization With Data Science.

Green infrastructure, including tree planting, soil erosion control, wildfire mitigation and livestock exclusion, can improve water quality and reduce the need for concrete and steel gray infrastructure. By avoiding the construction and operation of energy intensive, carbon emitting water and wastewater plants, we can generate carbon credit revenue to pay for watershed protection.


The Problem and Our Solution

Water insecurity is increasing globally as one of the first perceivable effects of climate change. While water management is typically a local challenge, climate finance mechanisms offer the potential to switch climate-damaging capital toward climate reparative water infrastructure and create a sustainable, performance-based funding stream to incentivize safe water services globally.

We use our proprietary technology and water and carbon markets expertise to restore watersheds and improve water quality, catalyzed by generating and selling high quality carbon credits. Virridy's management has developed large-scale watershed restoration programs in the United States motivated by the Clean Water Act and large-scale public health water treatment programs in Africa and Rwanda. 

Virridy's patented and published technology solutions fuse in-situ sensor data with remote sensing and data science to deliver high quality spatial and temporal water resource predictions as the digital monitoring, reporting and verification audit trail for high integrity freshwater decarbonization credits.