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 new wastewater treatment plant under construction in Redwood Shores will be the largest to test Stanford-developed technology that significantly reduces the cost of cleaning water. The key: bacteria that eschew oxygen while producing burnable methane.

Recent analysis of groundwater sustainability agencies shows need to include nongovernmental stakeholders in decision-making process.

Karletta Chief, University of Arizona, took time to talk to us about her work with the Navajo Nation on the Gold King Mine spill response, water quality testing, and supporting local decision-making on key water resource issues.

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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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