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 14, 2016 - 12:30pm

Ruth Langridge, Associate Researcher, Politics Department, University of California Santa Cruz, will come to discuss groundwater in California with Stanford students and researchers.

April 13, 2016 - 5:30pm
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Tara Moran, Water in the West's program lead for Sustainable Groundwater program, will be presenting at the GRA Branch Meeting to discuss groundwater data collection, use and sharing practices for Sustainable Groundwater Management in California.

April 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
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Israel, dominated by desert, now has so much affordable water that it exports it to neighboring countries. With California facing a chronic drought, no time is better than now to hear from one of Israel’s leading water authorities. Water in the West's Newsha Ajami will join the panel to discuss how we can rethink our approach to California water.

January 28, 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 the role of groundwater models in groundwater management planning under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

January 14, 2016 - 8:00am to January 15, 2016 - 5:00pm

Water in the West, the Center for Ocean Solutions, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy hosted an Uncommon Dialogue on the challenges and opportunities that desalination presents for coastal communities in California and beyond.  

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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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