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?

Announcement | December 17, 2020

December 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 | November 30, 2020

November 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 | November 19, 2020

Proposed Legislation Would Bring Major Federal Investment to the Salton Sea

November 19, 2020, Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) introduced H.R. 8775, the Salton Sea Public Health and Environmental Protection Act with Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51). The legislation would bring significant federal funding to the Salton Sea while streamlining projects; increasing coordination between local, state, and federal officials; and holding federal agencies accountable to their commitments at the Salton Sea.

Announcement | October 30, 2020

October 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 | October 29, 2020

Solutions for Underperforming Drinking Water Systems in California

October 29, 2020, Oakland, California – The Pacific Institute just announced the release of a report that identifies solutions for water systems in California that are failing to provide safe drinking water for their residents. The report also includes lessons learned from these underperforming water systems that can be applied to the rest of the nation.

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.