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

August 03, 2018

Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.

July 31, 2018

Our latest insight by postdoctoral scholar Zachary Sugg explores the complicated and multifaceted issues associated with opening water data and implementation of Assembly Bill 1755.

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

June 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times

Op-ed by Buzz Thompson and others on what could happen to the state's water under the proposal on the November 2018 ballot to divide California into three sates.

May 07, 2018
The Mercury News

Buzz Thompson comments on big decisions faced by Santa Clara Valley Water District in its vote on controversial Delta tunnels Project.

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