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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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.

November 10, 2016 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Stanford Woods Environmental Forum with Bill Blomquist, "Notes from Underground: On the Role of Governance in Natural Resource Management"

October 13, 2016 - 8:00am

Stanford University’s Water in the West Program, the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with California State University’s Center for Collaborative Policy hosted this workshop as part of the groundwater workshop series.  This workshop focused on Geophysical Methods for Sustainable Groundwater Management.

September 27, 2016 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

California Groundwater Briefing: Findings and Implications for the Future of California’s Water

September 9, 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

Water in the West scholars Newsha Ajami and Frank Wolak will join colleagues from Stanford's Graduate School of Business for a Water Data Summit on Sept. 9 at the GSB's Knight Management Center on campus. Organized by the California Data Collaborative with GSB Professor Wes Hartmann, the day-long event will feature interactive panels on how big water data integration is supporting water managers.

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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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