ENDING WATER POLLUTION TOGETHER

For Earth For Our Communities For Life

ENDING WATER POLLUTION TOGETHER

PureBlue is a community of water protectors, managers, organizations, engineers, artists and donors committed to ending water pollution together.

Uniting people, wise water practices, and innovation to protect earth’s watersheds and vital ecosystems.

PureBlue is a community of water protectors, managers, organizations, engineers, artists and donors committed to ending water pollution together, for Earth, for our communities, for life.

Uniting people, wise water practices, and innovation to protect earth’s watersheds and vital ecosystems.

HUMANITY’S WATER POLLUTION IS KILLING FISH, WILDLIFE, AND ECOSYSTEMS

HUMANITY’S WATER POLLUTION IS KILLING FISH, WILDLIFE, AND ECOSYSTEMS

The Pollution Problem

Our vehicles, homes, farms, businesses, and industries generate runoff and effluent containing toxic heavy metals, oils, sewage, nutrients, and chemicals. This is a threat to fish, wildlife, ecosystems, and people in most industrialized regions worldwide. These pollutants seep into precious water sources, soils that grow our food, and habitats that nourish animals.

Zinc, copper and other heavy metals

Petroleum and oils

Sewage discharging into a waterway

Sewage and Wastewater

Our Approach

PureBlue identifies priority pollution hotspots and organizations committed to reduce pollution runoff or increase water reuse. With our partners, we then find, evaluate, and introduce natural and technology solutions that resolve site-specific issues and goals.

Our Approach

PureBlue identifies priority pollution hotspots and organizations committed to reduce pollution runoff or increase water reuse. With our partners, we then find, evaluate, and introduce natural and technology solutions that resolve site-specific issues and goals.

PureBlue Unites

Solutions, Innovation, Projects & People

Our Model

  • Identify polluted hotspots with the greatest impact to fish and wildlife using real water quality data. Determine who is polluting toxic heavy metals, petroleum, and chemicals into the watershed. Prioritize the need.
  • Search the world for best management practices (BMPs) and innovative technologies to capture, slow, reduce, and reuse stormwater, wastewater—all water.
  • Determine the most relevant for the target pollutants and regional or site situation.
  • Engage industrial/commercial and municipal water managers, transparently discuss pollution or sustainability status, prioritize needs, and set wise water goals (if not already done).
  • Facilitate projects; supports the water manager or property owner to improve their water management practices by connecting them to BMPs, technologies, solutions teams, and allies.
  • Share results of projects by communicating to more water managers, property owners, solution providers, funders, allies, and volunteers.

PureBlue Unites

Solutions, Innovation, Projects & People

Where We Work

Our activities are location-agnostic.

We have focused implementation in the Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest. However, water quality and supply issues occur in water basins that include the Salish Sea, Columbia River, Colorado River, Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf, Great Lakes, and Bay Area.

We find and work with solution teams primarily from North America and Europe. Our global contact network extends to more than 30 countries across 6 continents. We are looking for new partners to help bring our network of solutions to their local municipal and industrial water managers.

We hope to work with volunteers around the world that are also passionate about water, people, and Earth’s vitality.

Our Model

  • Identify polluted hotspots with the greatest impact to fish and wildlife using real water quality data. Determine who is polluting toxic heavy metals, petroleum, and chemicals into the watershed. Prioritize the need.
  • Search the world for best management practices (BMPs) and innovative technologies to capture, slow, reduce, and reuse stormwater, wastewater—all water.
  • Determine the most relevant for the target pollutants and regional or site situation.
  • Engage industrial/commercial and municipal water managers, transparently discuss pollution or sustainability status, prioritize needs, and set wise water goals (if not already done).
  • Facilitate projects; supports the water manager or property owner to improve their water management practices by connecting them to BMPs, technologies, solutions teams, and allies.
  • Share results of projects by communicating to more water managers, property owners, solution providers, funders, allies, and volunteers.

Where We Work

Our activities are location-agnostic.

We have focused implementation in the Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest. However, water quality and supply issues occur in water basins that include the Salish Sea, Columbia River, Colorado River, Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf, Great Lakes, and Bay Area.

We find and work with solution teams primarily from North America and Europe. Our global contact network extends to more than 30 countries across 6 continents. We are looking for new partners to help bring our network of solutions to their local municipal and industrial water managers.

We hope to work with volunteers around the world that are also passionate about water, people, and Earth’s vitality.

INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS

INITIATIVES AND PROJECTS

Clean Waterways: Puget Sound

Helping Polluters Become Water Protectors

Identifying and prioritizing polluted hotspots most affecting fish and wildlife.

Finding and introducing Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and technologies to industrial and municipal water managers to treat, monitor, and managing stormwater and wastewater, with the goal of reducing pollution and restoring the Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.

Collaborating with communities of partners and allies within and outside the region.

Ports Water Quality & Stormwater

Clean Water Practice Meets Global Transport

Finding and supporting the world’s leading ports to improve water quality and stormwater management

Identifying BMPs and technologies for stormwater management

Facilitating port peer-to-peer relationships, learning, and sharing.

On November 2, 2020 we hosted the first Ports Water Quality Meeting where the Ports of Seattle (sponsor), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maryland, San Diego, Vancouver BC, and Virginia shared their respective water/stormwater situation, needs, goals, approaches, and results. Future meetings will cover micropollutants, monitoring, energy efficiency, tenant engagement, and other key sustainability topics.

Aqualyst

Water Innovation at Thought Speed

The water industry is one of humanity’s oldest and most physical industries. It is the last frontier for innovation to take hold as it is traditionally risk-averse. Aqualyst exists to shift the adoption speed of new solutions.

Aiding ports, utilities, agriculture and aquaculture farms, property owners, manufacturers, and industrial processors to improve water management practices and achieve net zero water footprint.

Helping bluetech startups access projects and partners.

Supporting investors, foundations, and donors to find and evaluate projects and companies with measurable results to society, ecology, and economy.

Wellspring Conference Series

Water Solutions, Community Workshops

A congregation of water managers, leaders, and innovators across the Pacific Northwest and North America. More than 80 people participated in a 90-minute workshop geared towards prioritizing regional water management challenges, discussing tangible technology and programmatic solutions, and proposing the next steps toward our Puget Sound recovery.

Contact us for the integrated summary conclusions resulting from the group workshops.

Sustainable Dairies

Transforming Waste to Resource

Finding, evaluating, and introducing innovative wastewater and lagoon treatment technologies for small dairies with hundreds of cows or large dairies with thousands.

These solutions reduce runoff, nitrogen, and ammonia while transforming manure into a resource.

Washington State Green Economy Water Recommendations

Advising Water Strategy for Economy, Ecology, and Policy

PureBlue, WA Association of Cities, WSU, and HDR developed water recommendations for WA State legislature:

  • W-1: Examine a comprehensive new framework for managing water.
  • W-2: Establish a clean-water-technology business accelerator and industry engagement program.
  • W-3: Engage Washington’s local and tribal jurisdictions in a focused dialogue on water.
  • W-4: Support workforce development efforts targeting the emerging needs of public works organizations.

Click here for the full report or contact us to discuss clean water, ecology, and economic development recommendations for your region. We will help bring the right voices to the table.

Clean Waterways: Puget Sound

Helping Polluters Become Water Protectors

Identifying and prioritizing polluted hotspots most affecting fish and wildlife.

Finding and introducing Best Management Practices (BMP’s) and technologies to industrial and municipal water managers to treat, monitor, and managing stormwater and wastewater, with the goal of reducing pollution and restoring the Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.

Collaborating with communities of partners and allies within and outside the region.

Ports Water Quality & Stormwater

Clean Water Practice Meets Global Transport

Finding and supporting the world’s leading ports to improve water quality and stormwater management

Identifying BMPs and technologies for stormwater management

Facilitating port peer-to-peer relationships, learning, and sharing.

On November 2, 2020 we hosted the first Ports Water Quality Meeting where the Ports of Seattle (sponsor), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maryland, San Diego, Vancouver BC, and Virginia shared their respective water/stormwater situation, needs, goals, approaches, and results. Future meetings will cover micropollutants, monitoring, energy efficiency, tenant engagement, and other key sustainability topics.

Aqualyst

Water Innovation at Thought Speed

The water industry is one of humanity’s oldest and most physical industries. It is the last frontier for innovation to take hold as it is traditionally risk-averse. Aqualyst exists to shift the adoption speed of new solutions.

Aiding ports, utilities, agriculture and aquaculture farms, property owners, manufacturers, and industrial processors to improve water management practices and achieve net zero water footprint.

Helping bluetech startups access projects and partners.

Supporting investors, foundations, and donors to find and evaluate projects and companies with measurable results to society, ecology, and economy.

Wellspring Conference Series

Water Solutions, Community Workshops

A congregation of water managers, leaders, and innovators across the Pacific Northwest and North America. More than 80 people participated in a 90-minute workshop geared towards prioritizing regional water management challenges, discussing tangible technology and programmatic solutions, and proposing the next steps toward our Puget Sound recovery.

Contact us for the integrated summary conclusions resulting from the group workshops.

Sustainable Dairies

Transforming Waste to Resource

Finding, evaluating, and introducing innovative wastewater and lagoon treatment technologies for small dairies with hundreds of cows or large dairies with thousands.

These solutions reduce runoff, nitrogen, and ammonia while transforming manure into a resource.

Washington State Green Economy Water Recommendations

Advising Water Strategy for Economy, Ecology, and Policy

PureBlue, WA Association of Cities, WSU, and HDR developed water recommendations for WA State legislature:

  • W-1: Examine a comprehensive new framework for managing water.
  • W-2: Establish a clean-water-technology business accelerator and industry engagement program.
  • W-3: Engage Washington’s local and tribal jurisdictions in a focused dialogue on water.
  • W-4: Support workforce development efforts targeting the emerging needs of public works organizations.

Click here for the full report or contact us to discuss clean water, ecology, and economic development recommendations for your region. We will help bring the right voices to the table.

GET INVOLVED!

GET INVOLVED!

Research Station

ONLINE RESEARCH

Help us create the world’s most comprehensive database of clean water solutions and best practices

photo of a person drawing in a book titled FUNdraising

FUNDRAISING

Rally and organize resources for the water mission through relationships and networking

Gloved hand with a flask taking a sample of water

CITIZEN SCIENCE

Collect water samplestake photos, or place sensors in the real world to help catalog water data

Hands of many friends reaching together for the sun.

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Unite and lead your community by producing online and in-person events

A Message in a Bottle Floating in Water

COMMUNICATIONS

Be a voice to motivate people to act on behalf of our water resources

AQUA ARTIST’S

Promote your creations, leverage your talent, and inspire people