Pacific Institute

Pacific Institute (1987; Oakland CA; 25 staff;

Envisions “a world where the basic needs of all people are met, where resources are managed sustainably and the natural world protected, and where conflicts over resources are resolved in a peaceful and democratic fashion.” Seeks real-world solutions to problems like water shortages, habitat destruction, global warming, and environmental injustice.

Issues of concern:

  • The human right to water
  • Corporate water stewardship
  • Sustainable water management
  • Climate change vulnerability and resilience
  • Water and conflict
  • The water-energy nexus
  • Water and agriculture
  • The green economy
  • Water and poverty


Leadership: Jason Morrison (President) Peter H. Gleick (President Emeritus)

Budget: $2.4m

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