Announcement | April 1, 2021

President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Proposes Billions of Dollars in Water Investments

April 1, 2021, Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, President Joe Biden introduced The American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion proposed infrastructure investment plan for the United States. The plan, framed as a jobs investment and post-pandemic rebuilding strategy, calls for spending on water, energy, transportation, and communications infrastructure, as well as research and development.

Announcement | March 30, 2021

Analysis Examines Gaps in Funding Solutions for Human Right to Water and At-Risk Drinking Water Systems in California

March 30, 2021, Oakland, California -- The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) recently released Gap Analysis for Funding Solutions for Human Right to Water and At-Risk Drinking Water Systems. The white paper provides an overview of the methodology for an upcoming study that will analyze the gap between the funding needs and available funding sources for the Human Right to Water in California, as well as at-risk water systems and domestic wells across the state. The Pacific Institute is currently undertaking this analysis.

Announcement | March 25, 2021

March 2021 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 | March 8, 2021

February 2021 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 | March 4, 2021

New Guide on Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds

March 4, 2021, Oakland, California -- A new guide published by the Pacific Institute and partners provides guidance on how to account for the benefits of nature-based solutions. Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solution for Watersheds: Guide helps readers identify and account for the stacked combined water, carbon, and biodiversity benefits provided by these solutions, as well as additional socio-economic benefits accrued.

Announcement | February 2, 2021

How Businesses Can Help Build a Water-Resilient Society that Can Bounce Back from Major Societal Disruptions

February 2, 2021, Oakland, California -- Today the Pacific Institute released a brief outlining the role of the business sector in a robust COVID-19 response. Rebuilding and Resilience: Phases 2 and 3 is the second and final installment of the Pacific Institute’s Water and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Business Framework for Water and COVID-19 series of briefs.

Announcement | February 1, 2021

January 2021 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 | January 28, 2021

New Report Explores Benefits and Challenges of Onsite Water Systems

January 28, 2021, Oakland, California -- A new report from the Pacific Institute examines the opportunity for onsite water systems in California’s Silicon Valley to improve water resilience. The Role of Onsite Water Systems in Advancing Water Resilience in Silicon Valley finds that onsite and centralized systems can work effectively together when onsite systems are deliberately sited and integrated into the broader water network.

Announcement | January 13, 2021

State Habitat Restoration Project Breaks Ground at Southern End of Salton Sea

January 13, 2020, Oakland, California -- The California Salton Sea Management Program began construction this week on a project to restore bird and fish habitat at the southern end of the Salton Sea. The Species Conservation Habitat Project (SCH) will reduce wind-borne dust pollution on nearly 4,000 acres to the east and west of the New River delta, lessening dangerous dust pollution affecting nearby communities, while also creating habitat for birds and serving as a water-management pond for future projects in the area.

Announcement | December 18, 2020

New Study Examines How Wastewater from Oilfields Used to Irrigate Crops May Affect Human Health 

A recent article by researchers at Duke University, RTI International, California State University-Bakersfield, and the Pacific Institute evaluates how trace metals from inorganic compounds in produced water used to irrigate California crops may affect human health. “Is Food Irrigated with Oilfield-Produced Water in the California Central Valley Safe to Eat?