Water efficiency and reuse are powerful, albeit still underutilized, strategies for enhancing water sustainability and resilience. They can help to reduce water withdrawals from over-tapped rivers and aquifers as well as vulnerability to droughts and other water-supply constraints. Moreover, water efficiency and reuse can save energy, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change.

The Pacific Institute is at the forefront of assessing water efficiency and reuse opportunities and their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While communities around the world are now implementing these strategies, far more can and must be done. We work to innovate new solutions and scale proven approaches, providing decision-makers and communities with the knowledge and tools they need to implement water efficiency and reuse strategies.



The Cost of Alternative Water Supply and Efficiency Options in California 

The Untapped Potential of California’s Water Supply: Efficiency, Reuse, and Stormwater – Issue Brief 

A Community Guide for Evaluating Future Urban Water Demand 

Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water: New Report Examines 100 Cities and Agencies 

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