January 27, 2017 | Water in the West | Insights
Winter storms are fueling the question: Is California's drought over?
January 12, 2017 | Water in the West | Insights
Q&A with veteran environmental journalist Felicity Barringer on a newly launched blog about the West.
December 08, 2016 | Water in the West | News
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
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.
December 02, 2016 | Water in the West | News
Researchers at Stanford and Melbourne University looked at groundwater permitting regimes in southwestern states that could hold important lessons for local agencies in the implementation of California’s new groundwater law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
November 30, 2016 | Water in the West | News
A new report recommends a framework for developing groundwater models, critical tools for long-term water management planning, under California’s ambitious groundwater management law.
October 14, 2016 | Bill Lane Center for the American West | News
Scholars working with Water in the West discussed their latest research on groundwater and the implications for the future of California’s water. The panel informed state and local level policy and decision makers on such issues as implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and new data collection techniques.
September 21, 2016 | Water in the West | News
Stanford scientists gather in Sacramento to discuss the state’s critical groundwater supply.
September 19, 2016 | Water in the West | Insights
Bill Blomquist, an expert on water institutions and management, has joined the Stanford University community as a Landreth Visiting Fellow working with Water in the West.
September 14, 2016 | Water in the West | Insights
Groundwater levels data are critically important to understanding aquifer health and the gold standard for obtaining them is through the use of dedicated monitoring wells.