The Pacific Institute is a global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local, national, and international efforts in developing sustainable water policies. Since its founding in 1987, the Pacific Institute has worked to identify challenges facing our water resources and find solutions that balance economic well-being, environmental health, and equity, in the United States and around the world.
Recent highlights of Pacific Institute’s work include:
- Conducting the first-ever assessment for California of the potential for improved agricultural and urban water use efficiency, water reuse, and stormwater capture and the relative cost of these options.
- Developing and advancing a Multi-Benefit Framework to support a systematic integration of co-benefits into water management decisions, thereby improving sustainability outcomes and optimizing investments.
- Providing tools and resources to commercial and industrial property owners in the Santa Ana River Watershed on the site and demonstrating community benefits of sustainable landscape practices to motivate their installation.
- In its role as co-secretariat of the CEO Water Mandate, bringing corporations, public agencies, and civil society together to collaboratively advance water sustainability practices.