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Circle of Blue

Founded by leading journalists and scholars, Circle of Blue covers the global freshwater crisis with original front-line reporting, dynamic data spaces and engaging social media, using pioneering communications and information technologies to inform decision-making. Circle of Blue is a nonprofit independent journalism project of the Pacific Institute. It was featured recently at the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Clinton Global Initiative, and received initial development funding from the Ford Foundation.

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Define Water’s Future - Join Global Experts for Catalyst: Virtual Town Halls Beginning Aug 11 Image

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08-10-15

Define Water’s Future - Join Global Experts for Catalyst: Virtual Town Halls Beginning Aug 11

 Circle of Blue, the team of award-winning journalists and researchers reporting on water and worldwide resource issues, will host Catalyst

What Can Water-Challenged California Learn from Australia’s Biggest Dry? Image

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03-13-14

What Can Water-Challenged California Learn from Australia’s Biggest Dry?

 Circle of Blue, the team of award-winning journalists and researchers reporting on water and worldwide resource issues, today announced a special participatory online event Tuesday, March 18 that will bring together a diverse audience – f...

Dry Fields, Dirty Water: Fresh Water in American Farm Regions is in Precarious Condition Image

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01-21-14

Dry Fields, Dirty Water: Fresh Water in American Farm Regions is in Precarious Condition

 Circle of Blue, the team of award-winning journalists and researchers reporting on water and worldwide resource issues, today launched Choke Point: Index, a dynamic on-the-ground journalism and data project that reveals the glob...

Circle of Blue and Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Announce Choke Point: Index Image

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03-26-13

Circle of Blue and Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Announce Choke Point: Index

Circle of Blue Founder J. Carl Ganter Receives Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award Image

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06-25-12

Circle of Blue Founder J. Carl Ganter Receives Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Innovation Award

Circle of Blue founder J. Carl Ganter to accept award for new model that informs global decision-making about global water crisis

  • “Innovation occurs when problems and potential solutions are reframed, re-imagined or recombined.” — Dr. Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foun...
Demand for Energy Tests Water Supply and Economic Stability in China and the U.S. Image

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06-22-11

Demand for Energy Tests Water Supply and Economic Stability in China and the U.S.

One of the top U.S. scholars on energy demand trends in the world's two largest economies cautioned today that rising fossil fuel prices -- caused, in part, by competition for scarce freshwater supplies -- is challenging the economic stability of China and the United States....

Energy Department Blocks Disclosure of Road Map to Relieve Critical U.S. Energy-Water Choke Points, Circle of Blue Reports Image

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09-08-10

Energy Department Blocks Disclosure of Road Map to Relieve Critical U.S. Energy-Water Choke Points, Circle of Blue Reports

Withheld Report Requested and Funded By Congress Shows:

  • Managing water and energy separately will not meet US growing energy demand;
  • New power plants are planned without considering water availability;
  • National policy encouraging large scale...
Global water shortage will transform business operations,  Industrial practices over next decade, says new SustainAbility Globescan survey Image

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03-16-10

Global water shortage will transform business operations, Industrial practices over next decade, says new SustainAbility Globescan survey


  • Experts project that the depletion of global water resources is progressing in a manner that is more rapid, severe, and complex than previously anticipated.

  • Changes across nearly all sectors of the global economy are expected as a result of w...
Water Pollution, Scarcity Top China's Environmental Challenges  Says New Circle of Blue / GlobeScan Global Public Opinion Survey Image

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09-10-09

Water Pollution, Scarcity Top China's Environmental Challenges Says New Circle of Blue / GlobeScan Global Public Opinion Survey


  • Water pollution seen as top environmental priority, exceeding climate change
  • Chinese respondents do not feel empowered to address water problems
  • Government considered most responsible for providing clean water

  • China poll is pa...
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