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.
This report summarizes key findings and recommendations from a one-day workshop on assessing, monitoring and quantifying interconnected surface waters under SGMA.
This report uses four cases to examine how agencies have used adaptive mangement and quantitative metrics to set minimum thresholds, measurable objectives and interim milestones to measure groundwater in California. The report offers recommendations for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies as they write their sustainability plans.
Featured Events, Workshops & Dialogues
Woods Seminar Series: Improving the Understanding of Snow Processes and Hydrometeorology Using Remote Sensing
Woods Seminar Series: Signatures of Human Impact: Legacies, Climate Change and the Future of our Waters
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