News & Insights: Water & Energy

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.

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 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.

May 23, 2016  | Water in the West  | News

Desalination could increase freshwater supplies for some coastal communities, but more research and policy work needed, experts say in new report

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 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,...

February 10, 2016  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation's water infrastructure into the 21st century.

December 02, 2015  | Water in the West  | Insights

Scholars from the United States and Mexico gathered at Stanford this fall to discuss the intersections of climate change, water management and energy policy at the border of those two countries. Collaborative initiatives addressing the water-energy nexus are needed to more ​effectively manage those critical resources as the global climate changes, said Newsha Ajami, who organized the Oct. 1-2...

February 18, 2015  | Stanford News  | News

A new analysis produced by Stanford's Water in the West Program provides a blueprint for overhauling the way California funds water infrastructure and innovation projects.

December 19, 2014  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Newsha Ajami of Water in the West met with officials in São Paulo, Brazil, which may have only a few weeks of water supply left.

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