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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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.

June 21, 2016 - 8:00am

Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and The Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the California State University Sacramento’s Center for Collaborative Policy are hosting a four-part Groundwater Data Workshop Series.

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.

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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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