Sustainable Groundwater

Through interdisciplinary research and engagement with water sector stakeholders, we identify and develop solutions for more effective groundwater management and policy.

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What's New

April 19, 2018

Recent analysis of groundwater sustainability agencies shows need to include nongovernmental stakeholders in decision-making process.

February 01, 2018

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

In Focus

Groundwater Data Workshop Series

Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and The Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the California State University Sacramento’s Center for Collaborative Policy are hosting a four-part Groundwater Data Workshop Series.

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Understanding Groundwater

Our series explores groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater in California, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical issue.

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June 27, 2016

After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, California is on the cusp of a new era due to historic groundwater legislation. However, meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a report by researchers at Stanford’s Water in the West program and the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at the Stanford Law School.

In the Media

June 05, 2018
Stanford News

A Stanford study finds it can also unlock dangerous arsenic from buried clays – and reveals how sinking land can provide an early warning and measure of contamination.

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.

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