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

November 13, 2017
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While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts say that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be...

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

October 16, 2017
The NM Political Report

Article citing a research paper written by postdoctoral fellow Debra Perrone that found 1 in 30 wells went dry during the last drought and that homeowners were more heavily impacted in a discussion on groundwater in New Mexico.

October 13, 2017
High County News

Article discussing a research paper written by postdoctoral fellow Debra Perrone that found 1 in 30 wells went dry during the last drought and that homeowners were more heavily impacted.

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