Global Water Scarcity Project

The effects of global water scarcity extend beyond the possibility of drought, spilling into cross-border conflict, global trade issues, and human insecurity. What can we do to address these issues now and create a water abundant future?

The mission of the Global Water Scarcity Project is to empower the Pacific Council’s network to contribute to international policy solutions addressing water scarcity. We approach water scarcity as a cross-cutting issue that requires cross-cutting solutions, connecting the dots between water scarcity and issues like trade, energy, politics, and security. We aim to build knowledge, inspire and incubate ideas, and motivate action on global water scarcity through ongoing activities, events, and education.

Here in California—where government, the private sector, agriculture, conservationists, and individuals all have deep experience of drought and water challenges—the region is poised to lead the charge.

Events & Activities


Water Conference 2017
A Network Solution to Global Water Scarcity

Rachel Cardone

Global Water Scarcity Project Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy

Todd Diamond

Director, Middle East, Chemonics International

Marcus DuBois King

Associate Professor and Director, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Margie J. Wheeler

Executive Strategist, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Matthew T. Kline

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Tara E. Paul

Attorney at Law, Water Practice Group, Nossaman LLP
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