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Sustainable Development Forum, Driving Water Stewardship, and More!
July 2018

Talking Water at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The United Nations Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate, for which the Pacific Institute is co-secretariat, will participate in a number of events at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from July 9th to 18th in New York. Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison will speak on catalyzing private sector engagement on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). 

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Featured Blog Post: Driving Water Stewardship  


In order to strategically drive efficiency and reduce pollution, companies first must have certain systems in place, such as water meters and regular water quality assessments, writes Peter Schulte of the Pacific Institute. 

Read more here.
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Featured Q&A: How Communities Are Turning Stormwater From a Liability to an Asset


“Stormwater is an abundant supply in California and it should be captured, treated and used. And by using it, communities can address the three issues of pollution, flooding, and water supply,” says Research Associate Morgan Shimabuku in Q&A with Tara Lohan of Water Deeply. “It really is a great solution for a community to become more resilient to climate change.”  

Read more here.
Meet Our Summer Intern McKenzie Bradford

In June, McKenzie Bradford joined the Pacific Institute under the Congressman George Miller Water Policy Leadership Grants Program. The goal of the program is to train the next generation of water, sustainability, environmental, and economic justice leaders through mentoring and experience-building. 

Read about McKenzie here.
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Speaking of Water: The Water Conflict Chronology
Update from Circle of Blue, an Affiliate of the Pacific Institute

Speaking of Water” host Eileen Wray-McCann spoke with Pacific Institute Co-Founder and President Emeritus Peter Gleick about the connections between resource issues, environmental issues, and international security and conflict. The discussion focused on the Pacific Institute’s Water Conflict Chronology

Read more here

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Urban Climate Resilience and Water Sustainability in California


This evening, Research Associate Cora Kammeyer will present on California urban climate resilience and water sustainability at the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. The event is not open to the public.

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Keep an eye out for other upcoming staff events on our news page

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Multi-Benefit Stakeholder Convening in Minneapolis


What are the positive and negative impacts of water investment options, from water reuse to stormwater management? On July 12th, the Pacific Institute hosted a meeting in Los Angeles with a group of diverse stakeholders to examine how the multiple benefits of water investment strategies can be incorporated into decision making.

Read the full list of Pacific Institute experts’ past outreach here. 

Delve Into Our Work

Pacific Institute Introductory Video: Our vision for a sustainable water future
Water Conflict Chronology: Global water and conflict database
Water Action Hub: Online platform facilitating water stewardship projects around the globe
Current Information on the Salton Sea: Daily updates on challenges facing California’s largest lake

In the News
Los Angeles Times: Southern California’s Coastal Communities Could Lose 130 Feet of Cliffs This Century as Sea Levels Rise

GreenBiz: In Deep Water: Water Economy is Threatened by Climate Change

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