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

May 22, 2019

New research finds one drought can amplify or cause another. Decreased moisture recycling and transport impacts how droughts form and move across continents.

May 10, 2019

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

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

April 18, 2019
Minnesota Public Radio

Noah Diffenbaugh is interviewed in a radio segment discussing the importance of acknowledging climate change.

March 25, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle

Leon Szeptycki is quoted on Trump's proposal to roll back protections under the Clean Water Act.