News & Events

Catch up on recent Water in the West news, analysis, media coverage, and event announcements as well as reports and other outputs from recent workshops and dialogues.

November 13, 2017  | Union of Concerned Scientists  | News

While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts say that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable.

October 25, 2017  | Stanford News   | News

With a new web-scraping and search algorithm and real water utility data, Stanford researchers have shown a relationship between media coverage of the recent historic California drought and household water savings.

In the Media

November 17, 2017
The Sacramento Bee

Op-ed by Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki, and Barton "Buzz" Thompson on a new approach to environmental stewardship in terms of water rights.

November 17, 2017

Media coverage focusing on the research of Kimberly Quesnel and Newsha Ajami did on the impact of the media on water conservation during California droughts.

November 13, 2017

Newsha Ajami comments on residential water use in California and the west.

Featured Workshops & Dialogues

Featured Video

On Sept 27, 2016, Stanford experts met in Sacramento for a briefing on California's critical groundwater supply hosted by Water in the West. Panelists included: Leon Szeptycki, Executive Director of Water in the West, Rob Jackson, Professor at Stanford University, Rosemary Knight, Professor at Stanford University, and Tara Moran, Sustainable Groundwater Program Lead with Water in the West.