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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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    Sustainable Water Jobs

    Published: January 2013 Authors: Eli Moore, Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Kristina Donnelly, Kristian Ongoco, Daryl Ford Pages: 96 The Pacific Institute released a comprehensive study, Sustainable Water Jobs: A National Assessment of Water-Related Green Job...»

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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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    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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    The World’s Water, Vol. 7

    Published: October 18, 2011 The World’s Water, Vol. 7 was released as the Pacific Institute headed into its 25th Anniversary year. Institute President and series editor Peter Gleick, with coauthors Lucy Allen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Michael...»

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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...»

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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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    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...»

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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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    Integrity of Science: Bottled Water and Energy Factsheet: Getting to 17 Million Barrels

    Published: December 2007 This case study was originally published in the Pacific Institute’s Integrity of Science Blog (2006-2007). Read more entries by searching keywords “Integrity of Science Blog” on our Publications page. Abstract The...»

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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: An Update

    Published: November 2, 2006 Author: Peter Gleick The 2004 volume of The World’s Water discussed the growing phenomenon of bottled use around the world, particularly in regions where high-quality tap water is available, as...»

  • Beyond Privitization: Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance

    Published: December 2005 Authors: Gary Wolff, Eric Hallstein Pages: 123 Institute Finds the Six Questions Worth Asking; Privatization Not the Efficiency Silver Bullet Water managers face significant challenges meeting the water supply, wastewater collection 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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    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...»