News & Insights: Watershed Health & Allocation

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.

February 01, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Q&A with our Landreth Visiting Fellow Alletta (Letty) Belin, an attorney specializing in water law and management.

December 21, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

An overview of the Water in the West researchers, students, postdocs, and faculty who attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting.

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.

August 31, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights


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


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

June 05, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights


There is potential to shift the dynamic between fish and people beyond finger-pointing.  Is California up to the task?

May 11, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

A team of law students led by Leon Szeptycki and Brian Gray develop four case studies that look at water law during the California drought.

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 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.