The Pacific Institute’s mission - to create and advance solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges - is more vital now than ever. Water is one of our most precious and valuable natural resources.Yet, more than two million Americans, and hundreds of millions living in developing countries lack reliable and safe running water and indoor plumbing. Millions more can’t afford basic water service.The lack of water and sanitation threatens global health and economic prosperity, a fact that has become more evident in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the importance of water, we are over-exploiting and degrading it at an alarming rate due to unsustainable growth and development, massive pollution, and reliance on outdated systems. Climate change is exacerbating these challenges. Rising greenhouse gas concentrations are causing large-scale changes to the Earth’s climate, key impacts included increases in temperatures, rising sea levels, changes in precipitation patterns and the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
Since 1987, the Pacific Institute has played a lead role in analyzing and communicating the vital connections between water, health, energy and climate change with generous support from individuals like you. Join us today to create a water resilient future. Thank you.
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