Guide for Developing Onsite Water Systems to Support Regional Water ResilienceJanuary 26, 2023 | publication
Onsite water systems have the potential to provide multiple benefits for a site, water and wastewater
systems, ecosystems, and communities.
Stakeholder Engagement Guide For Nature-Based SolutionsNovember 17, 2022 | publication
Effective stakeholder engagement is paramount to the long-term success of any nature-based solutions (NBS) project. Drawing from a range of expert sources, this guide offers accessible and clear guidelines for broad stakeholder engagement, highlighting the diverse global contexts of NBS and identifying key principles and practical steps for incorporating stakeholders into projects.
Advancing Affordability through Water EfficiencySeptember 8, 2022 | publication
This paper examines the relationship between water conservation and efficiency and affordability. Specifically, it examines the near-term effect of water conservation and efficiency on utility bills, i.e., water, wastewater, and energy bills, for conserving households and the longer term effect on water and wastewater costs for the larger community.
Left Out in Drought: California FishSeptember 7, 2022 | publication
More than 97% of California is now experiencing severe drought. While California is known for extreme hydrologic variability, climate change has increased the severity and frequency of droughts significantly intensifying the crisis many fish species face.
Pacific Institute 2021 Annual ReviewJune 16, 2022 | publication
During 2021, the debilitating impacts of the global water crisis, exacerbated by climate change, made bold headlines—with risks to people, nature, and economies. For the Pacific Institute, 2021 was one of the boldest years yet to provide solutions to the world's most pressing water challenges.
Presentation: The Untapped Potential of California’s Urban Water SupplyApril 18, 2022 | publication
In this presentation, Pacific Institute experts provided a deep dive into the untapped potential of California's alternative water supplies: urban water efficiency, water reuse, and stormwater capture...
The Untapped Potential of California’s Urban Water Supply: Water Efficiency, Water Reuse, and Stormwater CaptureApril 12, 2022 | publication
Persistent challenges and severe drought have shone a spotlight on the vulnerability of California’s water systems. They also offer an opportunity to rethink the state’s water supplies and strategies for the 21st century and beyond.
The U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Water ComponentsNovember 13, 2021 | publication
On November 5, 2021, the U.S. Congress passed President Biden’s major infrastructure bill, HR 3684, the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The President is expected to sign the bill into law.
An Assessment of Oil and Gas Water Cycle Reporting in CaliforniaNovember 12, 2021 | publication
In the context of severe drought in California, Senate Bill 1281 (2014, Pavley) expanded reporting requirements for the state's oil and gas industry regarding produced water — the water extracted from oil and gas production. The intention of the bill is to ensure the ability to assess impacts on California’s water resources, public health, and the environment.
Op-Ed: Does the Bay Area Have the Water It Needs to Grow?October 29, 2021 | publication
It seems as though the two things the Bay Area has the least of are housing and water. The region has a shortfall of 699,000 housing units, which has driven housing costs to astronomical heights, and pushed 35,000 of our neighbors into temporary housing or onto the streets. Our colleagues at San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR),a public policy think tank, have found that the region needs to build an astonishing 2.2 million homes by 2070 to meet future demand and make up for the present shortfall.
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