Water in the West bridges the gap between research and practice to create and promote effective solutions for more sustainable water management in the American West.
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A joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Water in the West marshals the resources of one of the world’s preeminent research institutions to address one of the most urgent questions about the West’s future—how can the region continue to thrive despite growing water scarcity? Learn more about our approach in this short video.
Using the 2012 drought in the U.S. Midwest as an example, this study examines how decreases in moisture transport and recycling may play a major role in how droughts propagate and move across continents.
This report provides Groundwater Sustainability Agencies with a resource to guide them through their responsibilities to avoid “significant and unreasonable degraded water quality" under California's 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Featured Events, Workshops & Dialogues
Thank you for joining a panel of Stanford scientists and water experts for a discussion on California water quality issues that informed by their latest research in focal areas such as arsenic and chromium contamination; impacts of extractive industries on water; and more.
Woods Seminar Series: Improving the Understanding of Snow Processes and Hydrometeorology Using Remote Sensing
Our series explores groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater in California, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical issue.Read more