News & Insights: Sustainable Groundwater

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.

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.

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.

April 26, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Ilana Crankshaw

A case study of San Mateo County's effort to be transparent & proactive in assessing its groundwater basin.

April 25, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Groundwater taken from deep wells is thousands of years old and thought to be pristine and free of contaminants. However, a new study raises questions about its purity.

March 13, 2017  | Stanford Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences  | News

Ker Than

Scientists use Earth-imaging technologies to study the intrusion of saltwater into freshwater aquifers along the California coast.

December 08, 2016  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

A new report analyzes progress in implementing landmark CA groundwater legislation: the formation of new agencies to manage groundwater.

December 05, 2016  | Water in the West  | Insights

Ilana Crankshaw and Tara Moran, Visualizations: Geoff McGhee

California is currently entering its sixth year of drought. The length and intensity of this recent drought has caused declining groundwater levels, loss of groundwater dependent ecosystems, drying of domestic wells, and numerous other impacts. This drought has highlighted the need for better management of our water systems.

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