Announcement | September 14, 2020

Just Released: Water Recommendations to the Next President

September 14, 2020, Oakland, California – The Pacific Institute just released a set of top recommendations for federal water priorities for the next president of the United States. Calling for the president to take swift and meaningful action on a number of outstanding issues, from lack of access to safe water for tens of millions of Americans to climate change’s impacts on the nation’s water systems, Water Recommendations to the Next President includes a set of specific federal strategies and actions.

Announcement | September 5, 2020

Report Finds at Least 1,000 To 6,000 Wells in California Are at Risk of Failure

September 2, 2020, Oakland, California – This week the Center for Regional Change at the University of California, Davis released a report that measures the vulnerability of domestic wells to groundwater management strategies in California. Sustainable for Whom? The Impact of Groundwater Sustainability Plans on Domestic Wells finds that at least 1,000 to 6,000 wells in California are at risk of failure in critically overdrafted groundwater basins under the locally proposed minimum thresholds.

Announcement | September 2, 2020

New Report Finds Even the Toughest Water Security Problems Can Be Solved

September 2, 2020, Oakland, California — Water insecurity is increasing worldwide. Every day there are devastating floods, droughts and water crises around the world; and water risks are increasingly driving conflict and political instability. In most cases, these threats are not merely a consequence of weather or climate, but also the result of inadequate water management and governance. A new report from the Pacific Institute, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) Partnership finds that even the thorniest water problems can be solved.

Announcement | August 2, 2020

Pacific Institute to Present Virtual Sessions for World Water Week

Each year, World Water Week in Stockholm brings together experts and stakeholders from around the globe to converse on global water issues. Although World Water Week in Stockholm was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stockholm International Water Institute, which sponsors the event, is coordinating virtual sessions.

Announcement | July 28, 2020

July 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.