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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This year the American Geophysical Union will be holding its 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  We are thrilled to have students, faculty, researchers and postdocs presenting this year.

Governor Jerry Brown has reappointed Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for another four year term. 

We talked to post-doctoral scholar Julio E. Herrera Estrada from Stanford's Department of Earth System Science to discuss climate models and how they can be used to inform future decisions about water in California.

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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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