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  1. New Mexico Environment Department – pamphlet entitled “Storm Water as a Resource”.

    Oasis Design – information on greywater systems.

    University of Arizona Cooperative Extension system components and design guidelines for harvesting rainwater.

    The World Bank - Water and Sanitation Division
    1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20433 USA
    Fax: +1-202-522-3228

    The International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance
    Maison Internationale de l'Environnement II, Chemin de Balexert 7-9
    CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
    Tel.: +41 22 797 41 57 / 58 Fax: +41 22 320 88 57
    Web site:

    Water Resources Research Center – part of the College of Agriculture and Life Science at the U of A. Information on home use of greywater and rainwater as a conservation measure.

    Casa del Agua Rainwater Harvesting Information Cisterns/Rainwater Harvesting Systems - Advanced Technologies for Commercial Buildings

    Cisterns To Collect Non-Potable Water For Domestic Use - University of Florida Greywater Central - up to date information on greywater systems and technology Greywater Reuse - Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing

    Graywater - An Option For Household Water Reuse - Home Energy Magazine

    Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use

    Home Use of Graywater, Rainwater Conserves Water - and May Save Money – Arizona Water Resources Research Center 

    Rain Harvesting Guidelines and Schematic Rainwater Harvesting - Center for Science and Environment Rainwater Harvesting - info for high density developments (PDF File)

    Rainwater harvesting from rooftop catchments

    Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Montana

    Sourcing Water from the Sky

    Texas Guide to Rainwater Harvesting - Texas Water Development Board

    Water Recycling - explore an ecological wastewater recycling system in Chatham County, NC

     WateReuse Association of California - recycling water to meet California's needs

    West Virginia University - commonsense approach to Recycling Gray Water>

    Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures Rainwater Harvesting 

    National Weather Service Climate Station Precipitation Summary H2OUSE – Water Save Home

    Texas Manual of Rainwater Harvesting (PDF: 6Mb)

    Virginia Rainwater Harvesting Manual

    Rainwater Harvesting

    Harvesting Rainwater For Landscape Use


    Green Affordable Housing Coalition Fact Sheet (PDF: 45K)

     Rainwater Harvesting – Supply from the sky – A Publication of the City of Albuquerque (PDF: 1.4Mb)

    Harvesting Rainwater for Landscape Use by Patricia H. Waterfall

     San Diego County Low Impact Development Handbook – Stormwater Management Strategies (December 31, 2007) (PDF: 3.4Mb) Providing commercial specification providers and production architects and engineers with fast access to the design information they need from manufacturers' websites. ( Building Materials and Manufacturers Specifications for the Architectural and Spec Writing Communities. (

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    EPA Onsite (

    The Go Green Directory (

    ReDirect Guide The Healthy and Sustainable Lifestyle Directory Qualified Member (

    The Source for Renewable Energy A comprehensive online buyer's guide and business directory to more than 15,000 renewable energy businesses and organizations worldwide (

    ThomasNet Search ThomasNet to find manufacturers, distributors and service providers- from Actuators to Zirconium and everything in between (

    Water Link Directory Water Links & Articles (

    Water Testing

    National Testing Laboratories 
    This is the website of National Testing Laboratories. If you would like to have your water tested, they are an excellent organization that will give you a thorough and informative water test.

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ports and Papers

[12/2011] At a Crossroads in Our Region's Health: Freight Transport and the Future of Community Health in the San Francisco Bay Area, Catalina Garzón, Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative, Whitney Berry, Eyal Matalon, Eli Moore

[12/2011] California Farm Water Success Stories and Videos  2011, Juliet Christian-Smith, Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, Peter H. Gleick, Peter Schulte, Courtney Smith, Morgan Levy, Cristel Tufenkjian, Chris Kaphiem, Janett Nolasco

[12/2011] Water-Use Efficiency and Productivity: Rethinking the Basin Approach, article in Water International, Vol. 36, No. 7, November 2011, Peter Gleick, Juliet Christian-Smith, Heather Cooley 

[12/2011] Climate Change and Urbanisation: Building Resilience in the Urban Water Sector - a Case Study of Indore, India, Meena Palaniappan, Veena Srinivasan, Michael Cohen, Eva Saroch, Dilip Singh, Laura Seraydarian, Sarah Stapleton,
Shashikant Chopde

[11/2011] Water for Energy: Future Water Needs for Electricity in the Intermountain West, Heather Cooley, Julian Fulton, Peter Gleick

[10/2011] The World's Water, Vol. 7, Pacific Institute: Peter Gleick, Lucy Allen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Michael J. Cohen, Heather Cooley, Matthew Heberger, Jason Morrison, Meena Palaniappan, Peter Schulte 

[7/2011] Speaking Truth on Coming Home, Pacific Institute, Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety, Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization 

[6/23/2011] Municipal Deliveries of Colorado River Basin Water, Michael J. Cohen 

[6/16/2011] Impacts of the California Drought from 2007-2009Juliet Christian-Smith, Morgan C. Levy, Peter H. Gleick

[3/2011] The Human Costs of Nitrate-contaminated Drinking Water in the San Joaquin Valley, Eli Moore, Eyal Matalon, Carolina Balazs, Jennifer Clary, Laurel Firestone, Susana De Anda, Martha Guzman

[12/2010] Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources in Southwestern North Americafrom the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Peter Gleick

[11/2010] The Human Right to Water: Emerging Corporate Practice and Stakeholder Expectations, Jason Morrison, Peter Schulte, Rob Greenwood

[11/2010] Overview of Greywater Reuse: the Potential of Greywater Systems to Aid Sustainable Water Management, Lucy Allen, Juliet Christian-Smith, Meena Palaniappian

[11/2010] "CEO Water Mandate: Guide to Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy," Jason Morrison, Peter Schulte, Juliet Christian-Smith, Stuart Orr, Nick Hepworth, Guy Pegram

[10/2010] "Advancing Community Health through Community Benefits Agreements -- Four Case Studies and Lessons for the Redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base", Eli Moore and Martin Nettles

[10/2010] Gearing Up for Action: A Curriculum Guide for Freight Transport Justice, Ariana de Leña and Catalina Garzón

[9/2010] "California's Next Million Acre-Feet: Saving Water, Energy, and Money," by Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Michael J. Cohen, Matthew Heberger 

[8/2010] The California Water Bond: What Does It Say and Do? An Independent Analysis of the "Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010," Juliet Christian-Smith, Lucy Allen, Eli Moore, Peter H. Gleick

[4/2010] "Corporate Water Accounting: An Analysis of Methods and Tools for Measuring Water Use and Its Impacts," Jason Morrison, Peter Schulte, Rita Schenck (by the Pacific Institute for the United Nations) 

[3/2010] "California Farm Water Success Stories," Juliet Christian-Smith, Lucy Allen, Michael J. Cohen, Peter H. Gleick, Peter Schulte, Courtney Smith 

[12/2009] "Understanding and Reducing the Risks of Climate Change for Transboundary Waters," Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, Peter H. Gleick, Lucy Allen, and Michael Cohen 

[07/2009] "Sustaining California Agriculture in an Uncertain Future," Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, and Peter H. Gleick [Report] 

[06/2009] "Measuring What Matters: Neighborhood Research for Economic and Environmental Health and Justice in Richmond, North Richmond, and San Pablo," Pacific Institute [Report] (Español)

[05/2009] "Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know and Do," by Pacific Institute and UN Global Compact [Report] 

[03/2009] "Impacts of Sea-Level Rise Threaten California 
," by Pacific Institute [Report]

[03/2009] "Water Disclosure 2.0: Assessment of Current and Emerging Practice in Corporate Water Reporting," by Pacific Institute for The CEO Water Mandate [Report]

[02/2009] "Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses and Investors," Pacific Institute, Ceres [Report]

[02/2009] "Energy implications of bottled water," Peter H. Gleick and Heather S. Cooley, Published in Environmental Review Letters

[02/2009] "Taking a Toll," Pacific Institute and East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy [Report] 

[1/2009] "The World's Water 2008-2009" [Book]

[08/2008] "Richmond's Tax Revenue from Chevron," Eli Moore, Swati Prakash [Chapter]

[08/2008] "Can California's Water Problems Be Solved?," Peter H. Gleick, Ecology Law Quarterly

[08/2008] "More with Less: Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency in California - A Special Focus on the Delta," Heather Cooley, Juliet Christian-Smith, and Peter H. Gleick [Report] 

[05/2008] "Bioenergy and Greenhouse Gases," Green Power Institute, the Renewable Energy Program of the Pacific Institute, Gregory Morris [Report]

[05/2008] "A Review of Decision-Making Support Tools in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector," Environmental Change and Security Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Pacific Institute [Report]

[11/2007] "Hidden Oasis: Water Conservation and Efficiency in Las Vegas," Heather Cooley, et al. [Report]

[11/2007] "A Review of Water Conservation Planning for the Atlanta, Georgia Region," Pacific Institute [Report]

[9/2007] "At the Crest of a Wave: A Proactive Approach to Corporate Water Strategy," Business for Social Responsibility and the Pacific Institute [Report]

[7/2007] "A Review of the SFPUC’s Retail and Wholesale Customer Water Demand Projections," Heather Cooley [Report]

[6/2007] "El derecho humano al agua," Peter Gleick [Article, en Español]

[6/2007] "The Human Right to Water," Peter Gleick [Article]

[5/2007] "Corporate Reporting on Water: A Review of 11 Global Industries," Mari Morikawa, Jason Morrison, and Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Report]

[1/2007] "Results of Survey on the Current and Future CSR Landscape," (PDF) Mari Morikawa and Jason Morrison [Paper]

[11/2006] "Assessing the long-term outlook for current business models in the construction and provision of water infrastructure and services," Meena Palaniappan, et al. [Paper]

[11/2006] "The World's Water 2006-2007: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, ed. [Book]

[11/2006] "Paying With Our Health: The Real Cost of Freight Transport in California," Swati Prakash, Meena Palaniappan, et al. [Report]

[8/2006] "Water and Terrorism," Peter Gleick [Paper]

[6/2006] "Desalination, With a Grain of Salt - A California Perspective" Heather Cooley, Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Report]

[5/2006] "HAZARD: The Future of the Salton Sea with No Restoration Project" Michael Cohen, Karen Hyun [Report]

[4/2006] "The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization" Jason Morrison, Naomi Roht-Arriaza [Paper]

[1/2006] "REMAINING DROPS Freshwater resources: A global issue" Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Jason Morrison [Paper]

[12/2005] "Beyond Privatization: Restructuring Water Systems to Improve Performance" Gary Wolff, Eric Hallstein [Report]

[12/2005] "Entendiendo los Flujos de Agua en el Delta del Río Colorado: Recomendaciones Para la Instalación de Estaciones Hidrométricas y Mejorar la Recolección y Reporte de Datos Hidrológicos" Michael J. Cohen (translation of 11/05 paper)

[11/2005] "Understanding Flows Through the Remnant Colorado River Delta: Recommendations for Streamgage Sites and Data Collection" Michael J. Cohen [Research Paper]

[9/2005] "California Water 2030: An Efficient Vision," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Heather Cooley, David Groves [Report]

[7/2005] "Deluged by Diesel: Health Solutions for West County," Meena Planiappan, Fanta Kamakate, Emily Lee, [Report]

[3/2005] "Salton Sea Integrated Water Management Plan Evaluation," Michael J. Cohen [Report]

[2/2005] "Investing in Clean Agriculture: How California Can Strengthen Agriculture, Reduce Pollution, and Save Money," Dr. Gary Wolff, [Report]

[12/2004] "Water to Air Models" and User Manual, Dr. Gary Wolff, [Models and Manual]

[11/2004] "The World's Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources," Dr. Peter H. Gleick with N. Cain, D. Haasz, C. Henges-Jeck, C. Hunt, M. Kiparsky, M. Moench, M. Palaniappan, V. Srinivasan, G. Wolff, [Book]

[11/01/04] "Economies of Scale and Scope in River Basin Management," Dr. Gary Wolff [Research Paper]

[10/2004] "California’s “Economic Productivity” of Water Use: Jobs, Income, and Water Use in California," Peter Gleick

[10/2004] "Who Develops ISO Standards? A Survey of Participation in ISO's International Standards Development Processes," Mari Morikawa and Jason Morrison [Research Paper]

[8/2004] "Energy Down the Drain", Dr. Gary Wolff, Ronnie Cohen (NRDC), and Barry Nelson (NRDC), [Report]

[8/2004] "Freshwater Resources: Managing the Risks Facing the Private Sector," Dr. Peter H. Gleick and Jason Morrison [Research Paper]

[7/2004] "West Oakland Health Survey Results," Emily Lee and Meena Palaniappan [Research Paper]

[3/2004] "The External Value Environmental Management System Voluntary Guidance: Gaining Value by Addressing Stakeholder Needs,"MSWG EVEMS Subcommittee including Jason Morrison [Report]

[11/2003] "Global Freshwater Resources: Soft-Path Solutions for the 21st Century," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Science Magazine [Article]

[11/2003] "Waste Not, Want Not: The Potential for Urban Water Conservation in California," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, D. Haasz, C. Henges-Jeck, V. Srinivasan, G. Wolff, K. Kao Cushing, A. Mann [Report]

[11/2003] "Clearing the Air: Reducing Diesel Pollution in West Oakland," Meena Palaniappan, Diana Wu, Jacki Kohleriter [Report]

[10/2003] Technical Review of Proposed Water Privatization for Stockton, California, Dr. Gary Wolff [Technical Review]

[7/2003]"Climate Change and California Water Resources:
A Survey and Summary of the Literature
," Michael Kiparsky, Dr. Peter H. Gleick

[5/2003] "Valuing Water for Better Governance," Dr. Gary Wolff, Jack Moss, Suez, Graham Gladden and Eric Guttieriez [Research Paper]

[8/2002] "Dirty Water: Estimated Deaths from Water-Related Diseases 2000-2020," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Research Paper]

[8/2002] "Environmental Security: A Case Study of Climate Change," Elizabeth L. Chalecki [Research Paper]

[7/2002] Water management: Soft water paths Dr. Peter H. Gleick [article]

[7/2002] "The World's Water: 2002-2003," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Book]

[5/2002] "Water Fact Sheet," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Fact Sheet]

[6/2002] "Fire and Water: An Examination of the Technologies, Institutions, and Social Issues in Arms Control and Transboundary Water-Resources Agreements," Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Peter H. Gleick, Kelli L. Larson, Arian L. Pregenzer, and Aaron T. Wolf, Environmental Change and Security Project Report [Research Paper]

[1/2002] "New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, Gary Wolff, Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Rachel Reyes [Report]

[1/2002] "Neighborhood Knowledge for Change: West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project," Meena Palaniappan, S. Costa, A. Wong [Report]

[1/2002] "Healthy, Fair and Profitable: A Win-Win Pesticide Policy," Dr. Gary Wolff [Report]

[1/2002] "Threats to the World's Freshwater Resources," Dr. Peter H. Gleick, A. Singh, H. Shi [Research Paper]

[12/2001] "Creating a Framework for Sustainability in California: Lessons Learned from the New Zealand Experience," Jason Morrison and Andrea Sumits [Report]

[10/2001] "Defining Transparency: Expectations and Obstacles" [Workshop Proceedings]

[9/2001] "Missing Water: The Uses and Flows of Water in the Colorado River Delta Region," Michael J. Cohen and Christine Henges-Jeck [Report]

[9/2001] "A New Vigilance: Identifying and Reducing the Risks of Environmental Terrorism," Elizabeth L. Chalecki, Global Environmental Politics [Research Paper]

[8/2001] "Economic Evaluation of Cadiz Groundwater Storage and Dry Year Supply Project," Dr. Gary Wolff [Research Paper]

[11/2000] "Forging Alliances to Prevent Industrial Pollution: New Approaches and Tools for Environmental Management: Multi-Stakeholder Workshop" [Workshop Proceedings]

[9/2000] "Water: Potential Impacts of Climate Variability and Change," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Report]

[3/2000] "Managing a Better Environment: Opportunities and Obstacles for ISO 14001 in Public Policy and Commerce" Jason Morrison, K. Kao Cushing, Z. Day, J. Speir [Report]

[4/1999] "The Human Right to Water," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Paper

[2/1999] "Haven or Hazard: The Ecology and Future of the Salton Sea," Michael Cohen, Jason I. Morrison, and Edward P. Glenn [report]

[11/1996] "Sustainable Use of Water in the Lower Colorado River Basin," Sandra Postel of Global Water Policy and Jason Morrison and Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Report]

[7/1996] "Basic Water Needs," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Paper]

[5/1995] "California Water 2020: A Sustainable Vision," Peter H. Gleick, Penn Loh, Santos V. Gomez, and Jason Morrison [Report]

[Summer 1993] "Water and Conflict: Freshwater Resources and International Security," Peter Gleick, [Article from International Security, v18n1].

[Summer 1990] "Global Climatic Change and International Security," Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article from the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, v1n1].

[4/1990] "Assessing The Costs Of Adapting To Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study Of San Francisco Bay," Peter H. Gleick and Edwin P. Maurer [Report]

[10/1989] "Climate Change and International Politics: Problems Facing Developing Countries," (PDF) Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article fromAmbio: A Journal of the Human Environment. v18n6, 1989]

[1989] "The Implications of Global Climatic Changes for International Security," (PDF) Dr. Peter H. Gleick [Article from Climactic Change 15].