News & Insights: Urban Water

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.

October 02, 2013  | Water in the West  | Insights

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Three Stanford students and Water in the West Director Andrew Fahlund recently embarked on a road trip through the Central Valley and along the Central Coast to explore groundwater issues in both regions.  Along the way they met with the Kern Water Bank regarding groundwater recharge to the aquifer.  They also met with reporters from the San Luis Obispo Tribune on recent...

August 14, 2013  | Water in the West  | Insights

Numbers matter.  When you interview for a job, you are routinely advised to quantify your achievements - for example, talk about how you brought in a 50% increase in sales or negotiated a $2 million deal for your company.   “I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” - Dr. Seuss   However, as you learned...

June 12, 2013  | Water in the West  | Insights

Last week the Huffington Post published an article entitled, “Margaret Kreusser, California Woman, Hit With $16,000 Water Bill,” that reported on how a woman from Escondido, CA was charged for the alleged use of more than 2.5 million gallons of water in one month.  Just to put that number in context, the average American family of four uses 12,000 gallons per month; the value...

March 07, 2013  | Water in the West  | Insights

​Welcome to our new website for Water in the West at Stanford University!  The site is the result of a partnership between the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.  Please look around this site to learn more about how we are engaging in research and dialogues to help achieve a future of sustainable water management for...

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