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.
Report looks at eight case studies on environmental water management during the 2012-2016 Californoia drought that reveal both strengths and weaknesses in federal, state, and local response that can inform how California addresses future droughts.
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Stanford University's Water in the West program, in partnership with ACWA, APA California, the Farm Bureau, and GRAC, hosted an Uncommon Dialogue on groundwater management and land use planning under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West, Stanford University will be presenting her research at the Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program Seminar Series.
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