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[10/2016] The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California

[6/2016] Drought and Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area

[3/2016] Where We Agree: Building Consensus on Solutions to California’s Urban Water Challenges

[2/2016] Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

[2/2016] Licoes Aprendidas Com A Crise Hidrica Na Australia

[2/2016] Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation 2015 Update

[12/2015] Incentive-based Instruments for Freshwater Management

[12/2015] Oil, Food, and Water: Challenges and Opportunities for California Agriculture

[9/2015] Salton Sea Import/Export Plans

[9/2015] Serving the Public Interest: Corporate Water Stewardship and Sustainable Development

[8/2015] Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Agriculture

[8/2015] Guide for Bringing Integrity to Companies’ Water Stewardship Initiatives

[4/2015] California Agricultural Water Use: Key Background Information

[4/2015] Water Use Trends in the United States

[3/2015] Impacts of California’s Ongoing Drought: Hydroelectricity Generation

[2/2015] The Water Footprint of California’s Energy System, 1990–2012

[1/2015] Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship

[1/2015] Interactive Map and Table of California’s Residential and System-Wide Water Use

[10/2014] Insights into Proposition 1: The 2014 California Water Bond

[9/2014] Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Towards a Common Approach to Report Water Issues

[9/2014] Metering in California

[9/2014] Water Footprint Outcomes and Policy Relevance Change with Scale Considered: Evidence from California

[9/2014] Hazard’s Toll: The Costs of Inaction at the Salton Sea 

[9/2014] Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation

[7/2014] The Multiple Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency for California Agriculture

[6/2014] The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply

[6/2014] Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management

[5/2014] Forgotten Voices: A Youth Vision for Oakland

[4/2014] Bridging Concern with Action: Are US Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?

[1/2014] The World’s Water, Vol. 8 

[12/2013] New Desalination Study Shows Strategies to Help Mitigate Marine Impacts

[11/2013] Beyond Water Pricing: An Overview of Water Financing Options in California

[9/2013] Guide to Water-Related Collective Action

[9/2013] Pricing Practices in the Electricity Sector to Promote Conservation and Efficiency: Lessons for the Water Sector

[9/2013] Water-Energy Synergies: Coordinating Efficiency Programs in California

[8/2013] Implementation of the Agricultural Water Management Planning Act: A Review of Agricultural Water Management Plans

[8/2013] Improving Understanding of the Global Hydrologic Cycle

[8/2013] Assessing Water Affordability

[7/2013] Community Reintegration and Employment in Contra Costa County

[7/2013] Global Water Governance in the 21st Century

[6/2013] Gearing Up for Action: A Curriculum Guide for Freight Transport Justice

[6/2013] Preparándose para la Acción

[5/2013] Dinámica del Agua Subterránea en el Tramo Limítrofe del Río Colorado

[5/2013] Groundwater Dynamics in the Colorado River Limitrophe

[5/2013]  Key Issues in Seawater Desalination in California: Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

[2/2013] Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Job Opportunities

[1/2013] “Need To Know” Water Rates Series

[12/2012] California’s Water Footprint

[12/2012] Shared Borders, Shared Waters: Israeli-Palestinian and Colorado River Basin Water Challenges chapter: “Perspectives on Water Conservation in Israel and Palestine: Foundations and Future”

[11/2012] Key Issues for Seawater Desalination in California: Cost and Financing

[11/2012] From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs

[8/2012] Water Action Hub and Guide to Water-Related Collective Action

[8/2012] Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship: Results of Initial Research

[8/2012] Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines

[8/2012] A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

[8/2012] Urban Water Demand in California to 2100: Incorporating Climate Change

[7/2012] Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in California

[7/2012] Community-based Adaptation Planning: Case Study of Oakland

[7/2012] The Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the San Francisco Bay

[7/2012] Implications of Future Water Supply Sources for Energy Demands [WESim]

[7/2012] Proposed Seawater Desalination Facilities in California

[7/2012] Comments on the Cadiz Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project Draft Environmental Impact Report

[6/2012] Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: Separating the Frack from the Fiction

[6/2012] Planetary Opportunities: A Social Contract for Global Change Science to Contribute to a Sustainable Future

[6/2012] Water as a Casualty of Conflict: Threats to Business and Society in High-Risk Areas

[5/2012] mWASH: Mobile Phone Applications for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sectors

[4/2012] Cadiz Groundwater Plan

[3 /2012] Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS): Recommendations for a Robust and Sustainable Approach

[1/2012] The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West, chapter: “The Energy Implications of Desalination”

[12/2011] At a Crossroads in Our Region’s Health: Freight Transport and the Future of Community Health in the San Francisco Bay Area

[12/2011] California Farm Water Success Stories and Videos 2011

[12/2011] Water-Use Efficiency and Productivity: Rethinking the Basin Approach, article in Water International, Vol. 36, No. 7, November 2011

[12/2011] Climate Change and Urbanisation: Building Resilience in the Urban Water Sector – a Case Study of Indore, India

[11/2011] Water for Energy: Future Water Needs for Electricity in the Intermountain West

[10/2011] The World’s Water, Vol. 7

[1/2012] Potential Water Savings Associated with Agricultural Water Efficiency Improvements: A Case Study of California

[7/2011] Speaking Truth on Coming Home

[6/2011] Policy Options for Water Management in the Verde Valley, Arizona

[6/2011] Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water

[6/2011] Impacts of the California Drought from 2007-2009

[5/2011] The Integrity of Science and Climate Change: Logical Fallacies and Abuse of Science

[3/2011] The Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

[12/2010] Bridging the Gap: The “Soft Path” and Water Wedge Strategies

[12/2010] Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North America, from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

[11/2010] The Human Right to Water: Emerging Corporate Practice and Stakeholder Expectations

[11/2010] Overview of Greywater Reuse: the Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management

[11/2010] CEO Water Mandate: Guide to Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy

[10/2010] Advancing Community Health through Community Benefits Agreements

[9/2010] California’s Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money

[8/2010] The California Water Bond: What Does It Say and Do? An Independent Analysis of the “Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010”

[6/2010] Framework for Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy

[5/2010] Peak Water Limits to Freshwater Withdrawal and Use

[4/2010] Clearing the Waters: A Focus on Water Quality Solutions

[4/2010] Corporate Water Accounting: An Analysis of Methods and Tools for Measuring Water Use and Its Impacts

[3/2010] California Farm Water Success Stories

[12/2009] Understanding and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change for Transboundary Waters

[07/2009] Sustaining California Agriculture in an Uncertain Future

[06/2009] Measuring What Matters

[05/2009] Climate Change and Global Water Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know and Do

[03/2009] Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on the California Coast, by Pacific Institute

[03/2009] Water Disclosure 2.0: Assessment of Current and Emerging Practice in Corporate Water Reporting

[02/2009] Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors

[02/2009] Energy Implications of Bottled Water

[02/2009] Taking a Toll, Pacific Institute and East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

[1/2009] The World’s Water 2008-2009

[10/2008] Peak Water

[10/2008] Water: Threats and Opportunities– Recommendations for the Next President

[08/2008] Richmond’s Tax Revenue from Chevron

[08/2008] Can California’s Water Problems Be Solved?

[08/2008] More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency in California

[05/2008] Bioenergy and Greenhouse Gases, Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, Gregory Morris [Report]

[05/2008] A Review of Decision-Making Support Tools in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector

[11/2007] Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas

[9/2007] At the Crest of a Wave: A Proactive Approach to Corporate Water Strategy

[7/2007] A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections

[6/2007] El derecho humano al agua, Peter Gleick [Article, en Español]

[6/2007] The Human Right to Water

[5/2007] Corporate Reporting on Water: A Review of Eleven Global Industries

[1/2007] Results of Survey on the Current and Future CSR Landscape

[11/2006] Assessing the long-term outlook for current business models in the construction and provision of water infrastructure and services

[11/2006] “The World’s Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources”

[11/2006] Paying With Our Health: The Real Cost of Freight Transport in California

[11/2007] A Review of Water Conservation Planning for the Atlanta, Georgia Region

[8/2006] Water and Terrorism

[6/2006] Desalination, With a Grain of Salt – A California Perspective

[5/2006] HAZARD: The Future of the Salton Sea with No Restoration Project

[4/2006] The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization

[1/2006] REMAINING DROPS Freshwater Resources: A Global Issue

[12/2005] Beyond Privatization: Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance

[12/2005] Select Pacific Institute reports, manuals, and presentations are now available in Spanish, Chinese, German, and Russian

[12/2005] Entendiendo los Flujos de Agua en el Delta del Río Colorado: Recomendaciones Para la Instalación de Estaciones Hidrométricas y Mejorar la Recolección y Reporte de Datos Hidrológicos

[11/2005] Understanding Flows Through the Remnant Colorado River Delta: Recommendations for Streamgage Sites and Data Collection

[9/2005] California 2030: An Efficient Future

[7/2005] Deluged by Diesel: Health Solutions for West County

[3/2005] Salton Sea Integrated Water Management Plan Evaluation

[2/2005] Investing in Clean Agriculture: How California Can Strengthen Agriculture, Reduce Pollution, and Save Money

[12/2004] Water to Air Models and User Manual

[11/2004] The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water

[11/2004] The World’s Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

[11/01/04] Economies of Scale and Scope in River Basin Management

[10/2004] California’s “Economic Productivity” of Water Use: Jobs, Income, and Water Use in California

[10/2004] Who Develops ISO Standards? A Survey of Participation in ISO’s International Standards Development Processes

[8/2004] Energy Down the Drain

[8/2004] Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector

[7/2004] West Oakland Health Survey Results

[3/2004] The External Value Environmental Management System Voluntary Guidance: Gaining Value by Addressing Stakeholder Needs

[12/2003] Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century

[11/2003] Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California

[11/2003] Clearing the Air: Reducing Diesel Pollution in West Oakland

[10/2003] Technical Review of Proposed Water Privatization for Stockton, California, Dr. Gary Wolff [Technical Review]

[7/2003] Climate Change and California Water Resources: A Survey and Summary of the Literature

[5/2003] Valuing Water for Better Governance

[8/2002] Dirty Water: Estimated Deaths from Water-Related Diseases 2000-2020

[8/2002] Environmental Security: A Case Study of Climate Change

[7/2002] Water management: Soft water paths

[7/2002] The World’s Water: 2002-2003

[5/2002]”Water Fact Sheet, Nicholas Cain [Fact Sheet]

[6/2002] Fire and Water: An Examination of the Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resources Agreements

[1/2002] New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water

[1/2002] Neighborhood Knowledge for Change: West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

[1/2002] Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

[1/2002] Threats to the World’s Freshwater Resources

[12/2001] Creating a Framework for Sustainability in California: Lessons Learned from the New Zealand Experience

[10/2001] Defining Transparency: Expectations and Obstacles

[9/2001] Missing Water: The Uses and Flows of Water in the Colorado River Delta Region

[9/2001] A New Vigilance: Identifying and Reducing the Risks of Environmental Terrorism

[8/2001] Economic Evaluation of Cadiz Groundwater Storage and Dry Year Supply Project

[11/2000] Forging Alliances to Prevent Industrial Pollution: New Approaches and Tools for Environmental Management: Multi-Stakeholder Workshop [Workshop Proceedings]

[9/2000] Water: Potential Impacts of Climate Variability and Change

[5/2000] Brownfields Redevelopment: Meeting the Challenges of Community Participation

[3/2000] Managing a Better Environment: Opportunities and Obstacles for ISO 14001 in Public Policy and Commerce

[4/1999] The Human Right to Water

[2/1999] Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea

[11/1996] Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin

[7/1996] Basic Water Needs, Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Paper]

[5/1995] California Water 2020: A Sustainable Vision

[2/1995] Biological Invasions in California Wetlands: The Impacts and Control of Non-indigenous Species in Natural Areas, Tom Dudley and Beth Collins [Report]

[6/1993] Water and Conflict: Freshwater Resources and International Security

[Summer 1990] Global Climatic Change and International Security, Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article from the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, v1n1].

[4/1990] Assessing The Costs Of Adapting To Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study Of San Francisco Bay

[10/1989] Climate Change and International Politics: Problems Facing Developing Countries, (PDF) Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment. v18n6, 1989]

[1989] The Implications of Global Climatic Changes for International Security, (PDF) Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article from Climactic Change 15].