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.

December 05, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

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This year the American Geophysical Union will be holding its 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  We are thrilled to have students, faculty, researchers and postdocs presenting this year.

December 03, 2017  | Stanford News   | News

Governor Jerry Brown has reappointed Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for another four year term. 

November 30, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

We talked to post-doctoral scholar Julio E. Herrera Estrada from Stanford's Department of Earth System Science to discuss climate models and how they can be used to inform future decisions about water in California.

November 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Sarah Derouin

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New research finds hydraulic fracturing wells and domestic wells are found closer together than expected.

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.

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