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.
We use our proprietary technology and water and carbon markets expertise to restore watersheds and improve water quality, catalyzed and partially funded 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 have patented and published our technology solutions linking 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 quality freshwater decarbonization credits.
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.