Waterborne Environmental, Inc. Hired to Create Online Dashboard That Tracks Nutrient Loss Across the State of Missouri

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Waterborne Environmental, Inc. Hired to Create Online Dashboard That Tracks Nutrient Loss Across the State of Missouri

June 27, 2024 | all blog |

Waterborne will create and implement the online dashboard to help Missouri plan, implement, and track nutrient reduction efforts in the state.

LEESBURG, VA – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has selected Waterborne Environmental Inc. (Waterborne) to create a Nutrient Reduction Progress Tracking Dashboard that will aid the agency in reducing and tracking reductions of nutrient loss in the state . This online dashboard, designed and implemented by Waterborne engineers and scientists, will target Total Nitrogen (TN) and Total Phosphorous (TP) reduction data with an ultimate goal of informing further nutrient loss reduction efforts within the State. The 12-month project launched in March 2024 and the online dashboard is expected to be released to the public in early 2025.

Waterborne’s online Nutrient Reduction Progress Tracking Dashboard will track and display progress and performance metrics of multiple Missouri Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) initiatives. The goal is to reduce the hypoxia zone in the Gulf of Mexico by accelerating the reduction of excess nutrient losses from the Mississippi River Basin. Overall, the project will fulfill a guiding principle of the state’s nutrient loss reduction strategy by measuring progress on NLRS initiatives and publicizing the results. The dashboard will also enable better-informed decisions when planning and implementing future nutrient reduction activities, including conservation efforts, projects, and funding in the state.

As part of the project, Waterborne will collect nutrient reduction data, for both point and nonpoint sources, from a network of contacts, including state agencies and external stakeholders, across Missouri. A descriptive timeline of events which can be tied to large nutrient reductions in the state will also be compiled. Using the collected reduction data, a nutrient loading estimation tool will be created to evaluate annual nutrient loading from non-point sources. Once this is complete, Waterborne will develop a public, online dashboard to illustrate Missouri’s annual nutrient loading and associated trends, compared to corresponding historic baselines developed from modeling. A map displaying the current distribution of efforts towards Missouri’s NLRS initiatives will also be incorporated into the dashboard.

“Waterborne is proud to partner with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to monitor and reduce nutrient loss within the state,” said Paul Barboza, Waterborne CEO and President. “This project’s cutting-edge environmental technology will provide Missouri state officials and point and nonpoint sources of nutrient loss with the tools to accelerate collaborative water protection and environmental conservation efforts.”


“This online dashboard will track and display progress and performance metrics of multiple Missouri Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy initiatives,” said Andy Jacobson, Waterborne Project Manager, “We are excited at Waterborne to work on a project that fits perfectly within our corporate mission to support our clients’ needs with innovative solutions, while simultaneously benefiting the environment.”

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Waterborne Environmental Inc. is a global consulting firm that has provided innovative solutions to the world’s most complex environmental problems since 1993. Our seasoned, unbiased scientist and engineering professionals work across industries to mitigate our clients’ ecological, human, and regulatory risks. Working with industry, government, and regulatory bodies, our work balances the needs of a growing population with the potential environmental impact on our precious natural resources. 

As a recognized leader in environmental fate, hazard and risk assessment, Waterborne has developed an extensive network of clients and partners in industry, contract research organizations and regulatory agencies in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

The company is headquartered in Leesburg, Virginia, with staff in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.