ASU scientists lead cost-effective water conservation efforts

Brazos River sky view

The Earth Genome (EG) is an organization that exists to facilitate the understanding and exchange of large and complex scientific data in support of decision-making that preserves the environment, while adverting economic and social disruptions caused by mismanagement of natural resources.

In partnership with ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes scientists and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, EG created the first tool focused on revealing options for corporate decisions on water use.

This tool, called the Green Infrastructure Support Tool (GIST), was piloted in the Brazos River Basin in Texas. EG stated, “Reactions to GIST have been overwhelmingly positive. GIST will soon cover the United States, Mexico and Canada as we roll it out globally.”