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Water Resilience Coalition Accelerates Private Sector Progress Toward 2030 100-Basin Ambition

September 19, 2023 | announcement


New York, New York, September 19, 2023 – The Water Resilience Coalition (WRC), an industry-driven, CEO-led initiative that aims to put water stress at the top of corporate agendas, today announced new progress on its 2030 strategy to convene the private sector to build global water resilience.


September 2023 Newsletter

September 15, 2023 | 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.


Pacific Institute 2022 Impact Report

September 11, 2023 | publication


Reflecting on our 35th year, the Pacific Institute continued its dedication to addressing pressing water issues through rigorous, science-based research and policy analysis. In the face of environmental and geopolitical crises, including extreme droughts, increasing water scarcity, and unprecedented flooding events, our mission became even more vital. Highlights of the year included the launch of numerous research reports & tools, lauding a US$250 million commitment for both the Colorado River Basin and the Salton Sea, and the initiation of a national Water and Climate Equity strategy. Our global impact was underscored by our significant participation in events such as the Stockholm World Water Week, the World Economic Forum annual meeting, and COP27. With the CEO Water Mandate welcoming 38 new endorsing companies, we continued to amplify corporate water stewardship when it's needed the most.


Lithium Extraction in the Salton Sea

September 7, 2023 | video


The opportunity to extract large quantities of lithium from brines deep beneath California’s Salton Sea has attracted considerable attention, especially for its potential to help meet California’s renewable energy targets and support economic development in the region, but also because of concerns about potential public health and environmental impacts.


August 2023 Newsletter

August 25, 2023 | 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.


Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions for Watersheds Guide Version 2

August 23, 2023 | publication


This guide helps users account for and measure the stacked water,1 carbon, biodiversity and socio-economic benefits of an NBS project. Accounting for these benefits will improve a company’s impact reporting and help build the business case for green solutions, thereby supporting widespread investment, implementation and upscaling of NBS. This work will increase awareness of the value of NBS, not only for ecosystem health and community development, but also for companies directly.


La Salud Pública en la Región de Salton Sea

August 10, 2023 | video


El Salton Sea de California, el lago más grande del estado, se está reduciendo como resultado de la disminución de las entradas. El lecho del lago expuesto emite polvo, lo que perjudica la salud de las personas que viven en el área y exacerba los desafíos de salud pública existentes de estas comunidades en riesgo.


Public Health in the Salton Sea Region

August 10, 2023 | video


Join a distinguished panel of experts for a robust 90-minute conversation about public health in the Salton Sea region. Dr. Ryan Sinclair of Loma Linda University will moderate an expert panel including Dr. Ann Cheney of UC Riverside, Alejandro Espinoza of the Desert Healthcare District, Dr. Shohreh Farzan of USC, and Sandra Ramirez of Coachella Valley Parents.


Featured in Civil Eats

As the Salton Sea Shrinks, Agriculture’s Legacy Turns to Dust

July 17, 2023 | news




July 2023 Newsletter

July 14, 2023 | 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.


Featured in The Good Men Project

It’s Not Just Iran: Conflict Over Water Resources Is on the Rise

July 8, 2023 | news



Featured on Undark

Scientists Warned of a Salton Sea Disaster. No One Listened

July 3, 2023 | news




Seminario web sobre emisiones de polvo del Salton Sea

June 27, 2023 | video


El Salton Sea de California, el lago más grande del estado, se está reduciendo como resultado de la disminución de las entradas.


June 2023 Newsletter

June 27, 2023 | 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.


Salton Sea Dust Emissions Webinar

June 22, 2023 | video


This webinar seeks to improve understanding of air quality, dust composition, the emissivity of different soils, and predictive modeling of future emissions from Salton Sea lakebed and provides an opportunity for discussion among agency staff, stakeholders, and the public.


Dr. Peter Gleick Calls for a New, More Resilient ‘Third Age of Water’ in New Book

June 13, 2023 | post


One out of every five Americans—approximately 60 million people—live in rural areas that provide critical water, energy, food, resources, and recreational opportunities for the entire country. Many of these Americans live in frontline communities—those that experience climate change impacts on their water systems “first and worst” due to a combination of socioeconomic, geographical, and infrastructure characteristics.





Featured in TIME

It’s Vital to Protect Water Infrastructure During War

June 7, 2023 | news



Featured on Yale Environment 360

Beyond the Yuck Factor: Cities Turn To ‘Extreme’ Water Recycling

June 6, 2023 | news



Featured on CNBC

How To Fix the Water Crisis

May 30, 2023 | news



May 2023 Newsletter

May 26, 2023 | 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.


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