Water in the West’s faculty and scholars are nationally recognized experts in the field of water resources, specializing in water policy, law, management and scientific observation and analysis. They are widely cited in news publications and academic journals and are invited to speak on relevant topics before legislatures at the state and federal levels, as well as at conferences, forums, research institutions, and organizations around the world.

Water Experts

Scott Fendorf

Terry Huffington Family Professor in Earth System Sciences; Senior Fellow by Courtesy, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Water quality

Contact: 650.723.5238

Xiaogang He

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Drought, Sustainable water management, Water data, Water/energy nexus


Julio Herrera Estrada

Postdoctoral Scholar

Expertise: Drought, Water/energy nexus


Anita Milman

Landreth Visiting Fellow

Expertise: Groundwater policy & governance, Sustainable water management, Water law, policy & governance, Water supply reliability