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

June 20, 2018

How can the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) improve its reservoir management to adapt to climate change and meet more water needs while avoiding any increased flood risks?

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

June 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times

Op-ed by Buzz Thompson and others on what could happen to the state's water under the proposal on the November 2018 ballot to divide California into three sates.

May 07, 2018
The Mercury News

Buzz Thompson comments on big decisions faced by Santa Clara Valley Water District in its vote on controversial Delta tunnels Project.

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