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

May 29, 2019

New web portal examines, compares and explains the permitting process of groundwater pumping across seven U.S. states.

May 10, 2019
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California struggles to deliver safe drinking water to millions of residents. The challenges – often complex issues at the interface of human, legislative, technical, and geological dimensions – resist easy...

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

April 24, 2019
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Newsha Ajami is quoted in an article about the end of California's historic drought.

April 22, 2019
KCBS Radio

Rosemary Knight speaks on KSBS Radio about California's sinking Central Valley.

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