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.

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.

January 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Winter storms are fueling the question: Is California's drought over?

In the Media

February 21, 2017
The Verge

Director of Urban Water Policy, Newsha Ajami, and Senior Woods Fellow, Noah Diffenbaugh quoted on how storms are changing with the climate and what that means for our water management and infrastructure.

February 17, 2017
Beloit Daily News

Water in the West research quoted that boosting groundwater storage is a cost-effective option for storing water in California.

February 14, 2017
The Christian Science Monitor

Senior Fellows at the Woods Institute for the Environment, David Freyberg and Noah Diffenbaugh discuss the Oroville Dam and changing 'rule curves' for damns.

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.