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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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.

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.

Featured Video

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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