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In Oakland, Still A City With Thorns, A New Garden Emerges (Part II)

Quality of life and economy thrive with greater care for water,…
Dr. Peter Gleick

Peter Gleick: Climate Change and the Integrity of Science Redux

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Nearly two years ago, Science magazine published the following Lead Letter, signed by 255 members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences addressing attacks on the integrity of climate science. The science has continued to strengthen, the evidence in real world observations has become even stronger and more obvious.

Peter Gleick: (Mis)Understanding Sea-Level Rise (SLR) and Climate Impacts

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One of the most important and threatening risks of climate change is sea-level rise (SLR).

Peter Gleick: Smart Water, New Jobs

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Invest in the future. And especially invest in sustainable, effective job creation in the water sector. The result will be millions of new jobs — a significant result.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

With Water Management, We're Missing the Obvious

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For climate change adaptation and water management, start with…

Book Review of "A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy"

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A new book from the Pacific Institute argues that it is time to reassess the federal government’s roles and responsibilities for water management.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Peter Gleick: Zombie Water Projects (Just when you thought they were really dead...)

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Not all zombies are fictional, and some are potentially really dangerous – at least to our pocketbooks and environment. These include zombie water projects: large, costly water projects that are proposed, killed for one reason or another, and are brought back to life, even if the project itself is socially, politically, economically, and environmentally unjustified.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

The Stream, December 9: Farming with Less Water

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency linked hydraulic…
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Peter Gleick: Transcending Old Thinking About California Agricultural Water Use

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The debate about water use in California agriculture is stuck in a 30-year-old rut; relying on outdated and technically-flawed thinking that is slowing statewide efforts to meet 21st century challenges.

Pacific Institute Report: Setbacks and Solutions of Water-Energy Clash in U.S. Intermountain West

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At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Peter Gleick: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Water for Africa, and the Nobel Peace Prize

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The remarkable president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen for their work on women’s rights. This award is rightful recognition of the commitment and dedication of these women to strengthening the rights and dignity of women in Africa, and around the world.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World's Water Volume 7

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Peter Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, tells Circle of Blue what has changed — and what has not — since the 2009 release of Volume 6. The Pacific Institute's biannual report analyzes how water relates to climate change, corporate interests, and policy reform.