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.
Through interdisciplinary research, we identify and develop solutions for more effective groundwater management and policy.
Water in the West conducts research to find paths to efficient water allocation.
Water in the West develops tools and best management practices to effectively and efficiently integrate water and energy management.
Our interdisciplinary work strives to find solutions to the difficult problem of preserving rivers and streams while supplying adequate water to cities, farms, and ranches.
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Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and The Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the California State University Sacramento’s Center for Collaborative Policy are hosting a four-part Groundwater Data Workshop Series.
Stanford University’s Water in the West Program, the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with California State University’s Center for Collaborative Policy hosted this workshop as part of the groundwater workshop series. This workshop this workshop focused on developing a comprehensive list of management actions that local agencies are likely to undertake during SGMA...
Regulatory Capture at the Water-Energy Nexus: Policy Monopoly and Soft Capture in U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation
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