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The Human Right to Water

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    Guide to Water-Related Collective Action

    Published: September 16, 2013 Authors: Jason Morrison and Peter Schulte (Pacific Institute); Rob Greenwood, Rob Willis, and Morgan Hoenig (Ross Strategic); Guy Pegram and Hannah Baleta (Pegasys Strategy and Development); Robin Farrington (Deutsche Gesellschaft...»

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    Assessing Water Affordability

    New Study Shows Type of Measurement is Critical to Recognizing California’s Water Affordability Challenges: Thousands Could Go Uncounted Published: August 14, 2013 Authors: Juliet Christian-Smith, Carolina Balazs, Matthew Heberger, Karl Longley A new pilot...»

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    Global Water Governance in the 21st Century

    Improving Water Governance is Critical to Addressing 21st Century Global Water Challenges Published: July 24, 2013 Authors: Heather Cooley, Newsha Ajami, Mai-Lan Ha, Veena Srinivasan, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly, Juliet Christian-Smith Growing pressure on...»

  • Community Resilience Fact Sheets Help Communities Prepare for Climate Change Impacts

    Published: April 24, 2013 Authors: Ariana de Lena, Kristian Ongoco, Catalina Garzon As Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina have taught us, climate change is a global process with very localized impacts that can profoundly affect...»

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    Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Corporate Water Stewardship

    Published: August 26, 2012 Authors: Jason Morrison, Mai-Lan Ha, Rachel Davis, Caroline Rees, Luc Zandevliet Pages: 29 Expectations that business will respect, and in some cases support or help fulfill, internationally recognized human rights...»

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    A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy

    Published: July 31, 2012 Authors: Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter Gleick, Heather Cooley, Lucy Allen, Amy Vanderwarker, Katie Berry Pages: 360 In the new book A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy, published by Oxford University Press,...»

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    Water as a Casualty of Conflict: Threats to Business and Society in High-Risk Areas

    Published: June 13, 2013 Authors: Heather Cooley, Jason Morrison, Kristina Donnelly, Mai-Lan Ha Pages: 24 While much research has been produced in recent years on how water use and pollution can exacerbate conflict, a...»

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    mWASH: Mobile Phone Applications for the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector

    Published: April 2012 Authors: Misha Hutchings, Anurupa Dev, Meena Palaniappan, Dr. Veena Srinivasan, Nithya Ramanathan, John Taylor Pages: 115 Billions of the world’s poor still lack access to basic water and sanitation services, yet...»

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    Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS): Recommendations for a Robust and Sustainable Approach

    Published: March 14, 2012 Authors: Veena Srinivasan, Meena Palaniappan, John Akudago, Michael Cohen, Juliet Christian-Smith Pages: 104 A new report from the Pacific Institute examines Multiple-Use Water Services (MUS), a water-provision and management approach...»

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    Strategies for Water Security in Developing Country Cities: Building Resilience in the Urban Water Sector

    Published: December 1, 2011 Authors: Meena Palaniappan, Veena Srinivasan, Michael Cohen, ISET Pages: 108 “For the past 15 years, since I have got married in this household, I have been getting up at 4:00 am,...»

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    Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley

    Published: March 2011 Authors: Eli Moore, Eyal Matalon, Carolina Balazs, Jennifer Clary, Laurel Firestone, Susan De Anda, Martha Guzman Pages: 72 While most Californians take for granted that safe water is readily available at...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate: Sixth Working Conference

    The CEO Water Mandate Sixth Working Conference November 14-17, 2010 Cape Town, South Africa MEETING SUMMARY ... » Key Objectives  Share information on how to implement effective and responsible partnerships on water ...»

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    The CEO Water Mandate: Human Right to Water

    Published: November 6, 2010 Authors: Jason Morrison, Peter Schulte, Rob Greenwood Pages: 15 In July 2010, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) recognized access to safe drinking water and sanitation as a human right. Two...»

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    Pacific Institute Analyzes the 2010 California Water Bond

    Published: August 12, 2010 Authors: Juliet Christian-Smith, Lucy Allen, Eli Moore, Peter Gleick Pages: 28 It is a critical time in California water policy. At the end of 2009, a series of water-related bills...»

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    Framework for Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy

    Published: June 22, 2010 Author: The CEO Water Mandate Pages: 8 Access to water is an important strategic concern for many companies, but increased threats to the supply, quality, and reliability of global water...»

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    Clearing the Waters: A Focus on Water Quality Solutions

    Published: March 22, 2010 Authors: Meena Palaniappan, Peter Gleick, Lucy Allen, Michael Cohen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Courtney Smith Pages: 91 Every day, 2 million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste are poured into the...»

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    Climate Change and Transboundary Waters

    Published: December 26, 2009 Authors: Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter Gleick, Lucy Allen, Michael Cohen Pages: 43 Global climate change will increase the risk of conflict over shared international freshwater resources. Treaties and other...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate: Fourth Working Conference

    The CEO Water Mandate Fourth Working Conference August 16-18, 2009 World Water Week, Stockholm MEETING SUMMARY Overview In July 2007, the UN Secretary-General in partnership with international business leaders and under the auspices of...»

  • The CEO Water Mandate 3rd Working Conference

    The CEO Water Mandate 3rd Working Conference March 15-17, 2009 World Water Forum, Istanbul MEETING 
SUMMARY Overview In July 2007, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with international business leaders and under the auspices of...»

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    CEO Water Mandate: Footprint to Public Policy

    Discussion Paper From Footprint to Public Policy – The business future for addressing water issues March 2009 1. Introduction In response to growing concerns of water scarcity and unchecked water consumption, the concept of...»

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    Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors

    Published: February 2, 2009 Authors: Jason Morrison, Mari Morikawa, Michael Murphy, Peter Schulte Pages: 60 Global climate change is exacerbating water scarcity problems around the world, yet few businesses and investors are paying attention to...»

  • CEO Water Mandate 2nd Working Conference

    CEO Water Mandate 2nd Working Conference August 21-22, 2008 World Water Week, Stockholm MEETING SUMMARY Overview Recognizing the urgency with respect to addressing the emerging global water crisis, the UN Secretary-General, in partnership with...»

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    A Review of Decision-Making Support Tools in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector

    Published: May 15, 2008 Authors: Peter Gleick, Meena Palaniappan, Micah Lang Pages: 101 While more than a billion people lack safe water and 2.6 billion lack access to sanitation worldwide, numerous technologies and approaches...»

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    The Human Right to Water

    Published: May 2007 Author: Peter Gleick Pages: 5 More than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Two and a half billion people live without access to adequate sanitation systems necessary to...»

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    Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet

    Published: February 2007 Download the Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs. Among the most significant concerns are the resources...»

  • Water and Terrorism

    Published: August 14, 2006 Author: Peter Gleick Pages: 23 Water and Terrorism Abstract The importance of freshwater and water infrastructure to human and ecosystem health and to the smooth functioning of a commercial and...»

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    Remaining Drops: Freshwater Resources a Global Issue

    Published: January 2006 Authors: Nick Cashmore, Peter Gleick, Jason Morrison, James Newcomb, Todd Harrington Pages: 44 Corporations and institutional investors face new risks and challenges relating to water. Uninterrupted access to reliable, affordable and...»

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    Freshwater and Foreign Policy: New Challenges

    By Peter Gleick Today, billions of people around the world lack water and sanitation services that many in ancient Greece and Rome took for granted — and the U.S. lacks any kind of coherent...»

  • After the Asian Tsunami Disaster, Water Crisis Will Remain

    By Peter H. Gleick This essay was originally printed in The San Francisco Chronicle on January 5, 2005. The tragedy that has unfolded over the past week in Asia reminds us of the power...»

  • Economies of Scale and Scope in River Basin Management

    Published: November 15, 2004 Author: Gary Wolff New approaches to water planning, like Integrated Water Resources Management, are growing in popularity, but have often gotten bogged down, or even been abandoned, because stakeholders don’t...»

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    The Myth and Reality of Bottled Water

    Published: November 12, 2004 Author: Peter Gleick Sales and consumption of bottled water have skyrocketed in recent years. From 1988 to 2002, the sales of bottled water globally have more than quadrupled to over...»

  • Public or Private Water Management?

    Published: January 10, 2004 Authors: Gary Wolff, Meena Palaniappan Public or Private Water Management? Cutting the Gordian Knot ‘‘Public versus private’’ is not the bright line that separates efficient from inefficient management. Like Alexander...»

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    Dirty Water: Estimated Deaths from Water Related Diseases 2000-2020

    Published: August 15, 2002 Author: Peter Gleick Pages: 12 76 Million Could Perish From Water-Related Disease by 2020 Death Toll From Global Water Crisis Could Exceed Deaths From AIDS  Over 76 million people will...»

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    Threats to the World’s Freshwater Resources

    Published: November 10, 2001 Authors: Peter Gleick, A. Singh, H. Shi Pages: 64 As we move into the 21st century, water managers and policymakers must face new threats to the world’s freshwater resources. These...»

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    The World’s Water: 2000-2001

    Published: June 1, 2001 Author: Peter Gleick The second volume of The World’s Water contains new chapters on global water use projections, international river basins, the complex connections between water and food production, desalination,...»

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    Basic Water Requirements for Human Activities: Meeting Basic Needs

    Published: July 9, 1999 Author: Peter Gleick Pages: 10 The Human Right to Water More than one billion people in the developing world lack access to safe drinking water and 10,000 to 20,000 people die every...»

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    The Human Right to Water

    Published: April 1999 Author: Peter Gleick Pages: 15 Abstract More than a billion people in the developing world lack safe drinking water – an amenity those in the developed world take for granted. Nearly three...»