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Peter Gleick: Whose Water Is It? Water Rights in the Age of Scarcity

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riversbranch Who "owns" what water? Or, if water belongs to the public, who has the right to use it?

Peter Gleick: Get Rid of Your Clunker

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More on Inefficient Washing Machines (and Toilets and Irrigation Systems)

Peter Gleick: Why Do You Still Have a Top-loading Washing Machine?

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Peter Gleick Washing MachineMy colleagues and I here at the Pacific Institute have been arguing for more than 15 years that California has enormous potential to save water by improving water use efficiency.

Peter Gleick: Saving California Agriculture

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pacinstreport The Pacific Institute has just released a major new study that shows that a strong and healthy California agricultural sector can flourish despite diminishing water supply and future uncertainty from climate change.

Peter Gleick: An Eastern Judge Points the Way to Solving Western Water Problems

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chattahoochee A District Court judge in the southeastern United States has just described our water problems with stunning clarity.

Peter Gleick: California's Looming Groundwater Catastrophe

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gleickcalipump21 California is one of the only states in the United States with almost completely unregulated groundwater use.

Peter Gleick: Bottled Water Labels With No Useful Information

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label Today, the U.S. Congress held a hearing on bottled water in the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee.

Peter Gleick: Wake Up, Here is What a Real Water Crisis Looks Like

aus_itrained California is in the midst of an ugly debate about water--uglier than normal--because of a confluence of events, including a "hydrologic" drought caused by nature

Peter Gleick: Truth Drought, California's Real Shortfall

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central_valley Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar came to California on Sunday to hear firsthand about California's drought.

Peter Gleick: Rainbow Waters, Fishing for Hope

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I flyfish. Infrequently and badly. But as any unsuccessful…

Peter Gleick: Water for Energy, the Bad Bet for Biofuels

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In the ongoing debate about rethinking America's energy future,…

Peter Gleick: Western Governors and New Thinking on Water

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I had the opportunity this week to brief a group of western…