April 2021
Celebrating Earth Day 2021
The theme of Earth Day 2021, held on April 22nd, is "restoring the earth." The Pacific Institute continues to work with stakeholders to identify and develop water management solutions that promote resilient water systems, supporting restoration projects in the U.S. and abroad. We help manage the CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact initiative that mobilizes business leaders to contribute to water security, with the understanding that the complexity of global water challenges requires collaboration with the business sector.

Learn more about the CEO Water Mandate here.

Explore online Earth Day events being held around the world here.
Blog Post: Water Components of the Biden Infrastructure Plan
Last week, President Biden announced the first components of his proposed $2 trillion national infrastructure plan, the most ambitious plan put forward in many years. The plan includes funding for robust water infrastructure, addressing several of the priorities laid out in the Pacific Institute’s set of water recommendations for the next administration.

Read "Biden Infrastructure Plan: Water Components" here.
Upcoming Event: Drinking Water Needs Assessment Results for California
California was the first state to legally recognize the Human Right to Water with the passage of Assembly Bill 685 in 2012. The California State Water Resources Control Board, in an effort to advance the goal of safe, clean, affordable, and accessible water for all Californians, conducted a statewide Needs Assessment of underperforming and at-risk drinking water systems. The Pacific Institute collaborated with the State Water Board and others to assess the gap between the estimated costs of potential solutions for these systems and potential funding options available. The results of this assessment, along with the other Needs Assessment analyses, will be presented during the "SAFER: Needs Assessment Results" webinar.

Date: March 13, 2021, 9:00AM-12:00PM PT
Learn more and register here.
Upcoming Events: Solutions to Water Challenges in the San Francisco Bay Area
Join a panel of experts including Pacific Institute Senior Researcher Dr. Anne Thebo for two webinars exploring water challenges and solutions in the San Francisco Bay Area, presented by SPUR.

Meeting the Bay Area's Water Demand
How we choose to build and develop has lasting impacts on our ability to adequately provide water in the long term. In this webinar, explore responsible and sustainable development approaches.
Date: May 5, 2021, 12:30-1:30PM PT
Learn more and register here.

Water-Wise Development for the Bay Area
Will the San Francisco Bay Area have enough water to meet future demand? Where will it come from? What top-down policies must be implemented across the region to ensure people and the environment will have the water they need to not only survive, but thrive?
Date: May 6, 2021, 12:30-1:30PM PT
Learn more and register here.
Upcoming Event: How the Benefit Accounting of Nature-Based Solutions Method Aligns with Real-World Projects
Nature-based solutions restore, manage, and protect the environment and water resources while increasing biodiversity and providing additional social and economic benefits. Yet there is no standardized method to account for the benefits these solutions provide, making it hard to build the business case for investment. This webinar is the second in a three-part series on nature-based solutions for watersheds, from the CEO Water Mandate, the Pacific Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Danone, and LimnoTech.
Date: April 29, 2021, 8:00AM-9:00AM PT
Learn more and register here.
Update from the CEO Water Mandate: The Value of Water for Business
The Pacific Institute is Co-Secretariat of the CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact initiative that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
Presented on World Water Day 2021, the webinar “The Value of Water for Business” featured corporate leaders discussing what water means to the business sector and why it should be prioritized in business decision making. Practical tools were introduced to help companies advance water stewardship practices.
View the recording in EnglishPortuguese, or Spanish.
From the Blog: Pacific Institute Insights
World Water Day to Earth Day: Matching Gift Challenge
The Pacific Institute is uniquely positioned at the center of the water and climate nexus to advance meaningful solutions for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable water future. To support and accelerate this vital work, a generous Board member is matching all gifts between World Water Day March 22nd and Earth Day April 22nd, dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000! Please give to the Pacific Institute and you can double your support and have twice the impact. Donate today and help build a water resilient future! 
The Pacific Institute is Hiring!
Join our team dedicated to creating and advancing solutions to the world's most pressing water challenges.

A high-caliber corporate water stewardship professional to lead the Pacific Institute and CEO Water Mandate’s technical work program on corporate water stewardship and support the CEO Water Mandate’s flagship initiative, the Water Resilience Coalition.

An experienced marketing or engagement professional to recruit businesses across industry sectors around the world to advance water stewardship via the CEO Water Mandate initiative and its Water Resilience Coalition.

View these and other positions on our website here.
Pacific Institute in the News
GreenBiz: The Texas Nexus: What the Absence of a US Water Strategy Looks Like

Agnet West: Understanding the California Water Futures Market

Water We Doing? Podcast: Deep Dive Interview on Seawater Desalination with Dr. Heather Cooley, The Pacific Institute

The Good Men Project: Stormwater Could Become an Important Water Source - If We Stopped Ignoring It

Read more news featuring Pacific Institute research and experts here.
Help create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges.