Circle of Blue

Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization


Circle of Blue is the international network of leading journalists, scientists and communications design experts that reports and presents the information necessary to respond to the global freshwater crisis. It is a nonprofit affiliate of the internationally recognized water, climate and policy think tank, the Pacific Institute.

Circle of Blue publishes WaterNews, the daily go-to source for global water news and data. It is also the co-founder of the global initiative, Designing Water’s Future, which emerged from a World Economic Forum session led by Circle of Blue and Collins: Transformative Design.

Circle of Blue has presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen Environment Forum, World Economic Forum and many of the leading international water conferences. It is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and its reportage has been referenced recently by National Geographic, Christian Science Monitor and Vanity Fair. The Council on Foreign Relations calls Circle of Blue a “must read.”

Circle of Blue practices non-advocacy journalism and science, striving to report issues to the highest standards of journalistic and scientific ethics. It subscribes to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics.


Issue Areas: Arresting Deforestation · Clean Energy · Clean Water · Environmental Sustainability · Human Rights · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Peace · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Water Management


J. Carl GanterManaging Director and Co-Founder, Circle of Blue