News & Insights: Water Allocation & Management

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.

April 28, 2017  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Rob Jordan

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Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.

April 18, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

Financing for water projects and aging infrastructure is critically needed but hard to come by. Stanford researchers highlight innovative approaches with a “Living Map” of case studies around the country.

March 28, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

Stanford’s Water in the West program ranks states in the Colorado River Basin on their use of and support for a legal tool enabling water rights holders to voluntarily transfer their water to benefit the environment.

July 21, 2016  | Water in the West  | News

Rob Jordan

California needs to better prepare for droughts. A new study highlights the costs, benefits and obstacles of a possible solution – managed aquifer recharge.

July 05, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

Shannon Swanson

California has been in a serious drought for years and its consequences are mounting from increased fires to lower water tables. With no end in sight, Margaret Bowman is looking to water-focused impact investing as a possible way forward.

June 20, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

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On March 29, 2016, Researchers from the Water in the West Program and the Bill Lane Center for the American West organized two panel sessions in which they presented their work at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in San Francisco.

March 22, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

Newsha Ajami and Barton H. "Buzz" Thompson, Jr.

On March 22, the White House will mark World Water Day by hosting a summit to “raise awareness of water issues” in the United States and to help “build a sustainable water future through innovative science and technology.” The United States will need innovative new technologies and management strategies to solve its growing water challenges, including continued population...

March 20, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

Water in the West

Stanford water researchers chart a path to water innovation with three new research briefs issued this week to coincide with the first-ever White House Water Summit. The briefs provide an overview of steps needed to update the nation's aging water infrastructure, drilling down into innovative financing strategies and new approaches for resource management that deal with a fractured water sector...

February 19, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

Janny Choy, Research Analyst, Water in the West

We are excited to welcome three talented new postdoctoral scholars to Water in the West: Esther Conrad, Ben Bryant, and Sibyl Diver. Since arriving in September of 2015, Esther, who is also with Stanford Law School’s Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, has jumped right into two timely studies: one examining groundwater adjudications and other local groundwater management arrangements in...

February 16, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

On December 15, the White House convened nearly 100 water experts from across the nation for a “Roundtable on Water Innovation” to discuss solutions to repair and upgrade the nation’s aging water infrastructure. Participants from the federal government, academic institutions, the private sector and more discussed 21st century challenges that the water sector faces - such as a lack of innovation,...

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