WAMI is a water quality standard designed to support transparent water impact from downstream to upstream channels. Merge Impact supports collecting water quality data from downstream consumption to upstream sources. Water quality includes measurement and analysis on soil water capacity, aggregate stability, potable water analysis, and non point source collection.
Simply put, blockchain does not enhance transparency – it enhances the validity and integrity of transparency data by de-centralizing data storage and removing the likelihood of creating data silos – a situation where data is buried in a mess of other ag data and generates little to know value within the supply chain. For the WAMI, blockchain is used to ensure the origin and validity of comprehensive environmental & production outcome data.
Accurate measuring and reporting of H2O quality is essential to rural health, and the safety of our food system. WAMI provides guidance and data collection infrastructure for professionals, supply chains, and farmers. WAMI supports supply chain impact transparency via production impact on downstream H2O quality. Collected data will be correlated with farm system data to support farmer adaptations from data discovery.
As part of a comprehensive soil sampling plan, Merge will report water quality data according to stakeholder needs in the following categories:
When Merge Impact deploys WAMI, rural communities are positively impacted through tracking water quality from production systems upstream. Producers gain valuable insights from local testing to determine if water sources are compromised or causing downstream complications. Tile, irrigation, well, and stream data provide valuable information that ensures farm and community health are transparently connected.
By creating changes to upstream water quality, producers may be eligible for water quality credits. Data collected from producer systems and water quality provide ecosystem markets with high integrity data on blockchain.
Consumers can purchase products using WAMI and know their investment in the product goes towards improving water systems and preserving nature. While WAMI is part of a larger transparency product (MIST), consumers can see the local water impact and its connection to their food purchase.
Additional measurements may be requested to be included in a custom protocol. WAMI data may be utilized to satisfy product claims, ecosystem market insetting opportunities for supply chain stakeholders, and farm/ranch-level offset opportunities.