People

Water in the West includes faculty, staff and students from the natural, physical and social sciences, law, business and humanities who engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching about freshwater.

Program Staff

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West; Senior Research Associate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Megan Glatzel

Program Coordinator

Bea Gordon

Research and Communications Analyst

Tara Moran

Research Associate, Program Lead, Sustainable Groundwater

Leon Szeptycki

Executive Director, Water in the West; Professor of the Practice, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Postdoctoral Scholars

Benjamin Bryant

Postdoctoral Scholar

Esther Conrad

Postdoctoral Fellow, Sustainable Groundwater Management

Sibyl Diver

Postdoctoral Scholar

Debra Perrone

Postdoctoral Fellow, Western Water Dashboard Project

Ali Sarhadi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zachary Sugg

Postdoctoral Fellow

Faculty

Bruce Cain

Professor in Humanities and Sciences and Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West

Craig Criddle

Professor, Environmental Engineering and Science, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

Noah Diffenbaugh

Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow- Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Earth System Sciences

David Freyberg

Senior Fellow, By Courtesy - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Associate Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Kennedy

Senior Fellow, Emeritus - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus

Peter Kitanidis

Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Rosemary Knight

Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; The George L. Harrington Professor in the School of Earth Science

Richard Luthy

Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Barton "Buzz" Thompson

Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

Frank Wolak

Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Holbrook Working Professor in Commodity Price Studies

Researcher

Rebecca Nelson

Non-resident Fellow, Comparative Groundwater Law and Policy Program

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