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Taking Climate-Friendly Farming to Scale, The Private Sector and SDG 6, and More! 
December 2017

Featured Blog Post: 
Taking Climate-Friendly Farming to Scale

By Senior Research Fellow John Berger

Carbon farming can help restore depleted soils while also benefiting the climate, writes Berger. If it were widely adopted across U.S. and global range lands, it could help shift the world’s atmosphere toward its pre-industrial composition, with profound climate benefits.

Read more here
Featured Blog Post: Why Companies Should Dip Their Toes in Clean Water (and Sanitation): The Private Sector and SDG 6
By Research Associate Abbey Warner

Research shows that achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would create at least US$12 trillion in market opportunities and up to 380 million new jobs by 2030. But corporate action on the SDGs has a long way to go: the scale and scope of water challenges continue to rise, and water stewardship actions do not yet match the level of risk. 
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Employment Opportunity: Pacific Institute Research Associate
For thirty years, the Pacific Institute has been at the forefront of creating and advancing solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Join us to help bring our vision for a sustainable water future to life. 

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Water for People, Water for Life  
Double Your Impact through December 31

Through December 31, the Pacific Institute’s Board of Directors will generously match your donation dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 in celebration of our 30th anniversary. With the help of your contribution, we will continue to work diligently towards a sustainable water future.  
Credit: Brett Walton, Circle of Blue
Update from Circle of Blue

An Affiliate of the Pacific Institute

Coastal dead zones, toxic algal blooms, dry river deltas, and decimated salmon runs: there is no shortage of terrible water news these days. But that’s only half the story, says scientist and author Sandra Postel. 

“Yes, the water cycle is broken,” she writes in her new book Replenish, “but one river, one wetland, one city, one farm at a time, we can begin to fix it.”

Listen to Circle of Blue’s interview with Postel here. Visit Circle of Blue’s website here. 
In Brief
Pacific Institute Experts’ Outreach
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Sustainable Viticulture Forum
Future Event

Sustainability is a priority for many California vintners. On January 9th, the Pacific Institute will co-sponsor the Sustainable Viticulture Forum: Technology and Water. The forum will explore the potential for scaling innovative irrigation technologies and practices and ways to improve water supply reliability, among other topics. 

Learn more about this event here

Water and Climate Effects on Global Conflict
Future Event

On December 13th, President Emeritus Peter Gleick will participate in a panel discussion on water and climate as drivers of global conflict at the Hague Planetary Security Conference. 

Learn more about this event here

Local Water Solutions for Marginalized Communities

Past Event 

On November 29th, Senior Research Associate Laura Feinstein facilitated a panel discussion on “Local Solutions for Marginalized Communities” at the Building Better Collaboration Towards Addressing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Issues in Marginalized Communities in the USA conference at Stanford University. 

Read the full list of Pacific Institute experts’ past outreach here.
In the News
Pacific Institute Staff Help Shape Water Debates
PRI: White House-Approved Report Says Climate Change is ‘Extremely Likely’ to Be Caused by Human Activity

Water Deeply: Can a New Salton Sea Plan Fend Off Ecological and Health Disasters?

The Washington Times: California Approves Rescue Plan for Shrinking Salton Sea

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