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  • Sustaining California agriculture in an uncertain future

    Sustaining California agriculture in an uncertain future

    About the Pacific Institute The Pacific Institute is one of the world’s leading independent nonprofits conducting research and advocacy to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. Based in Oakland, California, we conduct ...

    Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith and Peter Gleick

  • Agricultural water conservation and efficiency in California: a special focus on the Delta

    Agricultural water conservation and efficiency in California: a special focus on the Delta

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a critical resource. Almost half of the water used for California’s agriculture comes from rivers that once flowed to the Delta and more than half of Californians rely on water conveyed through the Delta for at ...

    Heather Cooley; Juliet Christian-Smith; Peter H. Gleick

  • Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

    Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy

    A new report released by the Pacific Institute and the California Green Scissors project makes the case for changing the way pesticides are regulated in California. According to the report, if California significantly increased its funding for ...

    Gary Wolff

  • Basic Water Requirements for Human Activities: Meeting Basic Needs

    Basic Water Requirements for Human Activities: Meeting Basic Needs

    The last few years have seen a remarkable change in the nature of the global discussion of issues ofenvironment and development. In the work of the Brundtland Commission [I], the extensive lead-up to the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, and in ...

    Peter H. Gleick