Events, Workshops & Dialogues

Water in the West hosts workshops, dialogues, and other events, bringing together leaders, professionals, stakeholders and academic experts in the fields of water research and water management to inform and examine pressing western water issues. These events are an opportunity for those in the public, private, and academic sectors to learn more about water challenges in the West and gain insights into potential solutions.


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May 30, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Please join us for a research presentation on May 30 with Emily Bernhardt, Associate Professor of Biogeochemistry and Director of Graduate Studies, Ecology PhD Program, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.

May 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Please join us on May 26 for a research presentation with Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of Hydrology, Department of Earth Sciences of Uppsala, University in Sweden, UNESCO-IHE's Adjunct Professor at the Department of Integrated Water Systems and Governance and Director of CNDS, Centre of Natural Disaster Science.

May 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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Please join us on May 19, 2017 at Noon for a research presentation with Laurel Larsen, Assistant Professor, Physical Geography, University of California, Berkeley. 

April 17, 2017 - 9:00am to April 18, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Stanford's Water in the West Program along with Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Defense Fund, The Nature Conservancy and Conservation Pathways held an Uncommon Dialogue at Stanford University to discuss the opportunities and challenges to Dynamic Conservation.

January 25, 2017 - 4:15pm to 6:30pm
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Please join us on January 25th as we celebrate the 2016 Knight-Risser Prize winner Ian James and his colleagues at the Desert Sun and USA Today. Their report, “Pumped Dry” explored groundwater overdraft in the American West and worldwide, revealing a looming crisis. Sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

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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.

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