Water in the West bridges the gap between research and practice to create and promote effective solutions for more sustainable water management in the American West.

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Insight on Integrated Water Resource Management and the rise of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

New report informs local agencies on how to avoid inadvertent threats to surface water as defined by new California groundwater law.

New website provides a one-stop shop for information on California’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

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About Water in the West

July 11, 2016

A joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Water in the West marshals the resources of one of the world’s preeminent research institutions to address one of the most urgent questions about the West’s future—how can the region continue to thrive despite growing water scarcity? Learn more about our approach in this short video.

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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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