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.

April 25, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Groundwater taken from deep wells is thousands of years old and thought to be pristine and free of contaminants. However, a new study raises questions about its purity.

April 18, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Financing for water projects and aging infrastructure is critically needed but hard to come by. Stanford researchers highlight innovative approaches with a “Living Map” of case studies around the country.

In the Media

April 24, 2017
The Mercury News

Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Noah Diffenbaugh and his team use math, computers and historical analysis links climate change to weather extremes, challenging skeptics.

April 24, 2017
Stanford News

Kimmelman Family Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute, Noah Diffenbaugh and his research group have developed a framework for testing whether global warming has contributed to particular extreme weather events.

April 18, 2017
Peninsula Press

Senior Woods Fellow, Noah Diffenbaugh discusses our current water system, climate change and the impacts it will have on precipitation in California.

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.