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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Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.

Our latest insight by postdoctoral scholar Zachary Sugg explores the complicated and multifaceted issues associated with opening water data and implementation of Assembly Bill 1755.

How can the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) improve its reservoir management to adapt to climate change and meet more water needs while avoiding any increased flood risks?

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About Water in the West

July 11, 2016

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.

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Understanding Groundwater

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.

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