Newly Released: The World’s Water Vol. 9 and More
February 2018
Credit: J. Carl Ganter
New Release: The World’s Water, Volume 9


This month, President Emeritus Peter Gleick and the Pacific Institute released the ninth volume in the highly regarded The World’s Water series. The book explores some of the world’s most salient water issues, from challenges to the human right to water to the role of water in conflicts around the globe.


Read more here
Newly Launched: Water Action Hub 3.0
The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative, for which the Pacific Institute is co-secretariat, has released a new iteration of the Water Action Hub, with a revamped user interface and greatly expanded scope. In addition to featuring water-related partnerships, the Hub is now open to all water stewardship efforts around the globe.


View the updated site here
Credit: Morgana Wingard, Getty Images


Featured Op-Ed: We Have Seen the Future of Water, and It Is Cape Town
By President Emeritus Peter Gleick



Cape Town is not alone, writes Peter Gleick: “Water crises are getting worse all over the world. The traditional approach for building and managing water systems rests on two assumptions. The first is that there is always more supply to be found, somewhere, to satisfy growing populations and water demand. The second is that the climate isn’t changing.”


Read more here


Featured Blog Post: Water Is Connected to Every Major Global Risk We Face
By Research Associate Cora Kammeyer



“The most powerful insight from this year’s World Economic Forum risk report is not that water crises are a top-tier risk, but that water is inextricably woven into nearly every other risk factor,” writes Cora Kammeyer.


Read more here
Credit: J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue
What’s Up with Water: A Weekly Podcast from Circle of Blue
Update from Circle of Blue, an Affiliate of the Pacific Institute
Newly launched, “What’s Up with Water” condenses the need-to-know news on the world’s water into a snapshot for the start of the work week. The podcast provides a “heads up” on the water stories that are percolating at the start of the week so listeners can track developments and trends in the following days.


Listen to the podcast hereVisit Circle of Blue’s website here. 
In Brief
Pacific Institute Experts’ Outreach


Integrating Efficiency into Water Demand Forecasts

Future Outreach   




Accurate water demand forecasting is critical for effective water resource planning and management. On March 25, Senior Research Associate Sarah Diringer will present a talk entitled “Integrating Efficiency into Water Demand Forecasts” at the American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference in Seattle.  
Learn more about the conference here. 
Read the list of Pacific Institute experts’ past outreach here.
In the News
Curbed Los Angeles: Cape Town Is Running Out of Water. Is Los Angeles Next?
Desert Sun: Winter Heat Wave Bakes the Southwest, Bringing Renewed Worries of Severe Drought 
The Mercury News: Water Conservation Slipping Statewide as Dry Weather Returns


Read more news stories and op-eds featuring the Pacific Institute here
Delve into Our Work
Pacific Institute Introductory Video: Our vision for a sustainable water future
Water Conflict Chronology: Global water and conflict database
Water Action Hub: Online platform facilitating water stewardship projects around the globe
Current Information on the Salton Sea: Daily updates on challenges facing California’s largest lake


Water for People, Water for Life





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