Water is one of our most critical resources, but around the world
it is under threat. Worldwater.org is dedicated to providing information
and resources to help protect and preserve freshwater around the
A project of the Pacific Institute,
this site is a companion to our biennial book, The World’s Water, and
also provides links to a wide range of water resources.
Founded in 1987 and based in Oakland, California the Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. We conduct interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity—in California, nationally, and internationally.