News & Insights

Get insights and analysis from Water in the West researchers as well as the latest news about new Stanford water research and events focusing on western water issues.

November 13, 2017  | Union of Concerned Scientists  | News

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While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts say that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable.

October 25, 2017  | Stanford News   | News

Victoria Stein

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With a new web-scraping and search algorithm and real water utility data, Stanford researchers have shown a relationship between media coverage of the recent historic California drought and household water savings.

September 28, 2017  | Stanford Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

A new study reveals homeowners were more at risk of losing water from dry wells in California’s Central Valley during the state’s record-breaking drought.

September 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Professor Rosemary Knight was honored with the Outstanding Educator Award by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

September 15, 2017  | Stanford News Service  | News

Devon Ryan

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A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals. The idea is to motivate awareness and conservation.

September 01, 2017  | Stanford News Service  | News

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Stanford experts comment on how climate change and infrastructure planning contribute to the severity of impacts from extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey.

August 31, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

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We had the chance to visit with two farmers, Cannon Michael of Bowles Farming Company and Brandon Morris of B&D Morris Farms, about what it is like as farmers in California and what they wish the rest of us knew about water, food, and agriculture.

August 07, 2017  | Stanford News Service  | News

Devon Ryan

Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, discusses the challenges and responses to managing water in a changing climate.

July 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Benjamin Bryant with contributions from Phil Saksa

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Researchers are exploring how decisions aimed at managing fire in forest landscapes affect water flows for people and nature.

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