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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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.

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

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California Drought Data Portal

September 08, 2017

A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals.

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