Watershed Health & Allocation

Stanford researchers collaborate through Water in the West to find a balance between the water needs of cities and agricultural interests and those of wildlife and the outdoor recreation sector.

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What's New

February 01, 2018

Q&A with our Landreth Visiting Fellow Alletta (Letty) Belin, an attorney specializing in water law and management.

December 21, 2017

An overview of the Water in the West researchers, students, postdocs, and faculty who attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting.

In Focus

Environmental Water Rights Transfers: A Review of State Laws

A new report from Water in the West explores how Western states can increase water rights transfers to maintain healthy flows for ecosystems while benefiting water rights holders.

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In the Media

February 06, 2018
Stanford Law School

Barton "Buzz" Thompson is featured in a Q&A on the drought crisis facing Cape Town, South Africa, how we got there, and how we can work to prevent droughts from becoming crises.

January 24, 2018
The Mercury News

Leon Szeptycki is quoted on the possibility of a major city in California running out of water like the current situation facing Cape Town, South Africa.