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April 2024 Newsletter

April 26, 2024 | announcement


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.



Saving Water and Money Through Toilet Leak Detection: A Los Angeles Case Study in Affordable Multifamily Housing

April 3, 2024 | publication


New Pacific Institute research finds toilet leak detection can offer significant water and cost savings at multifamily housing buildings in the United States, addressing a critical yet overlooked aspect of urban water efficiency.  


Climate Change and Rural Water for Frontline Communities in the Southwest United States 

March 26, 2024 | publication


This issue brief provides an overview of the escalating threat climate change poses to rural water for frontline communities in the Southwest United States. This region, defined by the US National Climate Assessment’s 6-state area (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah), is facing increasing water challenges due to prolonged droughts, extreme temperatures, groundwater depletion, wildfire, flooding, and reduced mountain snowpack.


Featured in Los Angeles Times

California Doubles State Water Project Allocation Thanks to February Storms

March 23, 2024 | news



Pacific Institute Reflects on World Water Day Theme: Water for Peace 

March 21, 2024 | post


This year, World Water Day focuses on leveraging water for peace. At the Pacific Institute, we approach every day focused on water. 


Webinar: Untapped Potential of Urban Stormwater Runoff in the United States

March 19, 2024 | video


Launched recently, the study quantifies the volumetric potential of stormwater runoff in urban areas, finding 59.5 million acre-feet per year (AFY) – equivalent to an annual average of more than 53 billion gallons per day – of urban stormwater is generated. Developed using a spatially distributed modeling approach, this work sets the stage for wider uptake of stormwater capture to improve water resilience by mitigating impacts from intensifying flooding and drought driven by climate change, diversifying water supplies to address water scarcity risks, and reducing water pollution.


March 2024 Newsletter

March 15, 2024 | announcement


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.


Water Fundraising Veteran Nicole Wickenhauser Joins Pacific Institute as Director of Development 

March 14, 2024 | announcement


The Pacific Institute, a US-based global water think tank, today announced water fundraising veteran Nicole Wickenhauser has joined its executive team as Director of Development. In this newly created role, Wickenhauser will lead the development of a new visionary funding model to support the Pacific Institute’s long-term strategic growth.



Featured in Los Angeles Times

California Eases New Water Saving Regulations for Local Agencies After Pushback

March 13, 2024 | news




Featured in Forbes

Innovation That Can Solve Housing’s Water Scarcity Challenge

March 6, 2024 | news



Featured in Reuters

California Snowpack Now Above Average, but Will It Last?

March 4, 2024 | news



Featured in the Houston Chronicle

Texas Has the Most Urban Runoff of Any State. Could That Solve Looming Water Woes?

February 29, 2024 | news




Untapped Potential: An Assessment of Urban Stormwater Runoff Potential in the United States

February 29, 2024 | publication


Urban communities across the United States face a range of water challenges. These include intensifying impacts of flooding and drought, water scarcity risks, constraints on traditional water supplies facing peak water limits, and water pollution. Novel approaches are needed to address these challenges and improve long-term water resilience.


New Pacific Institute Report Finds Substantial Opportunity for Urban Stormwater Capture to Enhance Water Resilience in Communities Across the United States

February 29, 2024 | announcement


The Pacific Institute, a US-based global water think tank, in partnership with 2NDNATURE today released a new national assessment finding substantial opportunities for expanded stormwater capture and use approaches to improve water resilience in urban areas across the United States.


February 2024 Newsletter

February 23, 2024 | announcement


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.


The NBS Benefits Explorer Version 2

February 9, 2024 | tools


The NBS Benefits Explorer, part of the Water Action Hub (a suite of digital tools for corporate water stewardship), is designed to serve as a key starting point for organizations looking to invest in #NatureBasedSolutions (NBS).


Featured in Los Angeles Times

As Climate Hazards Converge, More Californians Are Living in Harm’s Way

February 3, 2024 | news



Launch of Nature-Based Solutions Benefits Explorer Version 2

February 1, 2024 | announcement


The NBS Benefits Explorer, part of the Water Action Hub (a suite of digital tools for corporate water stewardship), is designed to serve as a key starting point for organizations looking to invest in NBS. Newly launched, is the NBS Benefits Explorer Version 2.


Nature-Based Solutions Benefits Explorer Tool – Instructions

February 1, 2024 | video


The NBS Benefits Explorer, part of the Water Action Hub (a suite of digital tools for corporate water stewardship), is designed to serve as a key starting point for organizations looking to invest in NBS.


Nature Based Solutions (NBS) V2 Launch Webinar

February 1, 2024 | video


The NBS Benefits Explorer, part of the Water Action Hub (a suite of digital tools for corporate water stewardship), is designed to serve as a key starting point for organizations looking to invest in #NatureBasedSolutions (NBS).


New Report Highlights How Climate Change is Worsening Water and Sanitation Access for Frontline Communities in the United States

January 30, 2024 | announcement


In a newly released report, the Pacific Institute and DigDeep, in partnership with the Center for Water Security and Cooperation, paint a sobering picture of how climate change is straining access to water and sanitation in communities throughout the United States.


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