Announcement | April 6, 2020

New Report Explores Businesses Water Resilience in the Colorado River Basin

April 6, Oakland, California – The Pacific Institute today released a report that explores how businesses can help address water challenges in the Colorado River Basin. The Colorado River Basin states face significant water challenges, including the overallocation of water, long-term drought, and climate change. This report examines a set of business actions and activities, with associated drivers and barriers, to identify how business could address some of the water challenges in the basin.

Announcement | March 30, 2020

March 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 | March 23, 2020

Water Resilience Coalition Launched

March 23, 2020, Oakland, California — The Pacific Institute today announced that as Co-Secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, it has partnered with a number of leading global companies to launch an industry-driven, CEO-led initiative, the Water Resilience Coalition. The Coalition aims to preserve the world’s freshwater resources through collective action in water-stressed basins and ambitious, quantifiable commitments.

Announcement | March 21, 2020

COVID-19 Shines Spotlight on Water and Sanitation Challenges

March 21, 2020, Oakland, California -- Tomorrow is World Water Day,  a day to celebrate the importance of water to people and the planet. This year’s focus on water and climate change has been expanded to include handwashing, recognizing that the changing climate impacts water and exacerbates water scarcity in places where people already lack access to safe water. 

Announcement | March 20, 2020

New Paper Calls for Urgent Business Action to Mitigate and Manage Water-Related Risks of Climate Change

March 20, 2020, Oakland, California -- A paper released today by the Pacific Institute and partners presents the case for more urgent action from the business community to mitigate and manage the water-related risks of climate change, including precipitation shifts and extreme drought, which are intensifying around the world. By demystifying common barriers to action and presenting examples from businesses making effective changes on the ground, Corporate Water Resilience in an Uncertain Future shows how businesses can effectively adapt to physical risks of a shifting climate, while helping to mitigate further effects of climate change. 

Announcement | February 29, 2020

February 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.