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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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.
Featured Events, Workshops & Dialogues
Woods Environmental Forum: Buying and Selling Freshwater Ecosystems: The Promise and Pitfalls of Restoration and Mitigation in the Management of Freshwaters - Emily Bernhardt
Please join us on May 26 for a research presentation with Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology, Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala, University in Sweden, UNESCO-IHE's Adjunct Professor at the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance and Director of CNDS, Centre of Natural Disaster Science.
Woods Environmental Forum: The Hydrologist's CT Scan: Resolving Connectivity to Plan and Evaluate Restoration and Adaptation Strategies for Aquatic Ecosystems - Laurel Larsen
Please join us on May 19, 2017 at Noon for a research presentation with Laurel Larsen, Assistant Professor, Physical Geography, University of California, Berkeley.
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