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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June 3, 2016 - 8:00am
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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 this workshop focused on developing a comprehensive list of management actions that local agencies are likely to undertake during SGMA implementation and potential tools, approaches or technologies to support and communicate the decisions to...

May 19, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Karen Bakker is a professor of geography, Canada Research Chair, and Director of the Program on Water Governance at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia.

May 17, 2016 - 8:00am

Megan will outline important turning points in the evolution of Australian water rights (ever wonder what is really meant by ‘unbundled’ water rights? And should one size truly fit all?) She’ll also consider how far lessons learned and paths taken might be adaptable to the US West, inviting participants to explore how the US West might respond to challenges similar to those faced in Australia.

May 9, 2016 - 5:45pm

A discussion on the origins, policy implications, and long-term strategies for California's Ongoing Drought. Hosted by the Stanford Public Policy Program and VPGE.

May 9, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s Forum with Margaret Bowman, formerly Deputy Environment Program Director at the Walton Family Foundation. She will present the findings from a report Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin, authored by the investment firm Encourage Capital and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs.

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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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