Publication | July 10, 2019

When the River Meets the Sea

This presentation on the Salton Sea presented by Michael Cohen at the 2019 GWC Summer Conference covers progress at the sea, the Colorado River and the sea, new bargains, and potential solutions.

Publication | June 1, 2018

Stormwater Capture in California: Innovative Policies and Funding Opportunities

Stormwater has traditionally been managed to mitigate flooding and protect water quality. However, its potential as a local water supply has gained recent attention in water-stressed areas. As climate change increases the risk of both floods and droughts in California, urban stormwater capture also offers a significant opportunity to enhance community resilience.

Publication | April 12, 2017

Exploring the Case for Corporate Context-Based Water Targets

As of 2017, more companies than ever before were setting water targets, yet global water stress continued to rise. How can companies ensure that their water targets align with meaningful outcomes? This report calls for a new approach for setting meaningful corporate water targets that take into account the unique local contexts of the basins in which companies operate.

Publication | August 31, 2016

A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand

A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand provides communities, environmental groups, ratepayer advocates, and anyone interested in sustainable water supply planning with the knowledge and tools they need to understand water demand forecasts.

Publication | February 25, 2016

Managing Drought: Learning from Australia

A new report released today shows that strategies developed and mistakes made during Australia’s decade-long Millennium Drought provide a powerful resource for California, as the state enters its fifth year of severe drought.

Publication | January 14, 2015

California Urban Water Suppliers Water Use Map

This web app from the Pacific Institute shows how different California cities are responding to the ongoing drought. This web feature brings to life newly-released data on residential and system-wide water use, and allows users to explore trends and patterns in that use.