BEF Water Restoration Program

water restoration certificate® projects balance your business water footprint and leave a lasting legacy

So much water is withdrawn from rivers and aquifers to meet the needs of cities, agriculture, industry and business, that across North America tens of thousands of miles of dry or critically dewatered rivers and wetlands now exist. In many places, water withdrawals completely dry up streams or deplete aquifers and significantly impact water quality,  fish and wildlife, economic vitality, and recreation.

In response to growing global water scarcity, businesses are increasingly seeking ways to achieve water stewardship goals and minimize their water footprint. BEF’s Water Restoration Program and Water Restoration Certificates® (WRCs) offer a first-of-its-kind platform to help balance your business water footprint, gallon-for-gallon, and to achieve important water security, food security, and environmental benefits.

BEF’s Water Restoration Program provides support for a growing and diverse portfolio of national projects that restore water to achieve important social and environmental benefits.  Restored water is tracked through the creation of Water Restoration Certificates, with each certificate representing 1,000 gallons of water that directly contributes to restoring the economic, recreational, and ecological vitality of national freshwater resources.  All WRC projects are certified by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s strict set of criteria to ensure that water is restored in locations that will generate optimum environmental benefit.

question-mark-iconWhat is a Water Restoration Certificate®—Learn more now >>

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business-water-restoration-certificates-snippetWRCs for businesses

Small businesses can quickly and affordably purchase Water Restoration Certificates online using our one-time, quarterly or monthly payment options. Larger businesses with a more substantial water footprint can request a custom quote with the opportunity to select a project location relevant to their business.

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Freshwater restoration certificate portfolioBrowse our extensive WRC project portfolio

We’re proud to offer a robust and growing freshwater restoration project portfolio spanning critical ecosystems in more than 7 states.

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imact-of-water-restoration-certificatesThe collective impact of our WRC business partners

Collectively, BEF and its partners have restored over 13.5 billion gallons of water to critically dewatered rivers and streams across 7 states through the purchase of Water Restoration Certificates.®  That’s the same volume of water that would fill 20,515 Olympic sized swimming pools.