Announcement | October 26, 2020

Water Recommendations for the Next Administration

America is at a crossroads. We can continue to overlook the nation’s water problems, even as scarcity, pollution, and climate changes increase risk, or we can take steps to make our water systems more effective, resilient, and equitable.

Announcement | October 12, 2020

Capturing Water While Supporting Ecosystems: Report Provides a Pathway for Water-Conscious Communities to Keep Their Rivers Flowing

October 12, 2020, Oakland, California -- As forward-thinking cities become increasingly adept at capturing and reusing wastewater, stormwater, and greywater, essential river systems may be at risk. A report released last month suggests deliberate, community-driven planning is urgently needed to avoid depriving adjacent waterways of necessary water.

Announcement | September 28, 2020

September 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 | September 21, 2020

Pacific Institute at Climate Week NYC 2020 

It is vital that the global community not quickly forget the COVID-19 crisis, but draw lessons from it to rebuild more equitable and sustainable societies. This week, for Climate Week NYC 2020, the Pacific Institute will participate in sessions focused on the role of the business sector in advancing water resilience and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The focus of this year’s event from September 21st to 27th is rebuilding after the COVID-19 pandemic using lessons learned to pursue an equitable transition to a net-zero future.  

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 28, 2020

August 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.