January 2020
The Pacific Institute: A Look Back at 2019
2019 was marked by warmer temperatures around the world and extreme climate events like drought, floods, and wildfire. Meanwhile, billions of people remain without access to adequate water and sanitation. The year was also marked by great courage and collective action to protect the planet, advancing aggressive strategies and solutions. We rose to the challenge by announcing a new strategic direction and goal to catalyze the transformation to water resilience in the face of climate change by 2030.

Read about our 2019 accomplishments here.
The CEO Water Mandate: Mobilizing the Business Community
Corporate engagement is essential to successful water policy and progress on global water challenges. The Pacific Institute is Co-Secretariat of the United Nations Global Compact's  CEO Water Mandate , which mobilizes companies to address challenges related to water scarcity, water quality, water governance, and access to water and sanitation.

Read the CEO Water Mandate's 2019 Annual Report here .
Upcoming Event: President Jason Morrison to Attend 32nd UN-Water Meeting in Rome
This week, Pacific Institute President Jason Morrison is attending the 32nd UN-Water Meeting, which brings together UN-Water members and partners from around the world to discuss ways to accelerate progress on Sustainable Development Goal 6 implementation, the draft UN-Water 2030 Strategy, and more. The meeting takes place at the International Fund for Agricultural Development headquarters in Rome, Italy on January 28th and 29th, 2020.

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Blog Post: California Can Solve Its Water Shortage with the Water We Have. Here’s How.
By Heather Cooley, Director of Research
California is at a water crossroads: the state can continue its costly, 100-year-old pattern of trying to find new water supplies, or can choose instead to focus on smarter ways of using – and reusing – what the state already has, writes Ms. Cooley.

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Meet Our Staff: Morgan Shimabuku, Research Associate
Growing up in a family of avid outdoor adventurers, Morgan spent summers rafting on remote rivers in the Western U.S. and winters skiing and trekking in the mountains. She says these outings helped spark her passion for water. "Water is a passion, a pleasure, and always a challenge,” she says. At the Pacific Institute, Morgan has worked on everything from the Water Conflict Chronology to helping craft a framework for incorporating multiple benefits into water management decision-making.

Read more here .
The Pacific Institute is Hiring!
At the Pacific Institute, we recognize that effective solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline or area of research, so we integrate knowledge and approaches from many disciplines, identifying real-world solutions that work. Join our team today!



Thank You
We had strong support for the end of year matching gift challenge. A special thanks to the Pacific Institute Board of Directors for their generous match and to all of our supporters who donated. We greatly appreciate your support! As we look to the year ahead, know that your financial support is helping to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. We couldn’t do this without you. Thank you again!
Upcoming Events: January through February 2020
January 28-29 : President Jason Morrison is participating in the 32nd UN-Water Meeting in Rome, Italy.

February 7 : At the Alternative Irrigation Water Workshop in Bakersfield, California,  Senior Researcher Dr. Laura Feinstein will present " Reuse of Oilfield Produced Water for Irrigation in California."

February 7 : Research Associate Cora Kammeyer will present on sustainable landscapes for business properties in California to the Metropolitan Water District of Orange County and their member agencies in Fountain Valley, California.

February 10-11: At the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation 's Business Adaptation Sessions in Redmond, Washington, Mr. Morrison and Director of Research Heather Cooley will participate in a stakeholders' workshop on water resilience issues for corporations.

February 18: At California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California, Ms. Kammeyer will provide a guest lecture on water and climate change.

February 25 : On WaterNow’s Tap into Resilience webcast, Senior Researcher Dr. Sarah Diringer will join " Tapping into Multiple Benefits of Sustainable Water Management."

Keep an eye out for more upcoming staff events on our announcements page . Read the list of Pacific Institute experts’ past outreach here .
Pacific Institute in the News
TIME: Australia’s Wildfires and Climate Change are Making One Another Worse in a Vicious, Devastating Circle

The Guardian : Water Wars: Early Warning Tool Uses Climate Data to Predict Conflict Hotspots

Mail & Guardian : Water ‘Wars’ Wash Over the World

Andalou Agency : Water Increasing Factor in Global Conflicts

Food and Environment Reporting Network : As the Salton Sea Shrinks, It Leaves Behind a Toxic Reminder of the Cost of Making a Desert Bloom

Read more news featuring Pacific Institute research and experts here .
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