Announcement | June 29, 2020

New Guidebook for Incorporating Co-Benefits into Water Management Decisions

June 29, 2020, Oakland, California – The Pacific Institute just released a guidebook for water managers to incorporate valuable co-benefits into water management decisions, providing an opportunity to increase funding through collaborative partnerships and co-funding opportunities, build partnerships, garner public support, and more. An accompanying case study shows the guidance in action in Austin, Texas.

Announcement | June 22, 2020

New Report Shows California Water Use Only Increased by 20% Since 1967

June 22, 2020, Oakland, California – A new report from the Pacific Institute shows that water use in California has only increased by 20 percent since 1967, despite the state’s population doubling and the economy increasing by a factor of five. Improvements in urban and agricultural efficiency, as well as a shift to higher value crops and less water-intensive commercial and industrial activities, have led to this dramatic “decoupling” of water use and growth.

Announcement | June 5, 2020

Pacific Institute Speaks Out on Racial Injustice

June 5, 2020, Oakland, California -- The murders of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, Tony McDade in Tallahassee, Tennessee, and the killing of Ahmaud Arbery outside Brunswick, Georgia, are the latest horrific reminders of the systemic racism in the United States.

Announcement | May 20, 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter features the Pacific Institute’s research, publications, news about past and upcoming Institute staff outreach efforts, and media coverage of its work and analysis.

Announcement | May 9, 2020

Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison to Join UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

On June 15th and 16th, 2020, Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison will attend the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit. Taking place virtually, the high-level summit will allow participants and Global Compact Local Networks to participate in their own time zones. This year's summit marks 20 years of bringing businesses around the world together to advance sustainability.

Announcement | April 25, 2020

New Report on Mapping Public Water Management

Poor water management poses major risks to agriculture, industry, and local communities. However, there is a critical lack of information available about local water conditions, making better management difficult.

Announcement | April 25, 2020

April 2020 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter features the Pacific Institute’s research, publications, news about past and upcoming Institute staff outreach efforts, and media coverage of its work and analysis.