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

Barton "Buzz" Thompson

Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

Expertise: Drought, Sustainable water management, Water law, policy & governance

Contact: 650-723-2518

Tara Moran

Research Associate, Program Lead, Sustainable Groundwater

Expertise: Groundwater policy & governance, Water data, Water use & watershed restoration

Contact: 650-721-2421