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.

March 13, 2017  | Stanford Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences  | News

Scientists use Earth-imaging technologies to study the intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the California coast.

February 15, 2017  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

As workers rush to repair the spillway at California’s Oroville Dam, Stanford researchers comment on how challenges like climate change and aging infrastructure heighten risks for California.

In the Media

March 22, 2017
New Scientist

Senior Woods Fellow, Noah Diffenbaugh discusses using groundwater recharge as a way to store water during heavy precipitation seasons.

March 21, 2017
Stanford News

Stanford climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh explains why heavy rains during a drought are to be expected for a state in the throes of climate change.

March 21, 2017
The New Yorker

Senior Woods Fellow, Noah Diffenbaugh discusses climate change's role in the drought/flood cycle in California and Water in the West's research on the cost of groundwater storage is cited.

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.