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

November 30, 2017

We talked to post-doctoral scholar Julio E. Herrera Estrada from Stanford's Department of Earth System Science to discuss climate models and how they can be used to inform future decisions about water in California.

August 07, 2017

Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, discusses the challenges and responses to managing water in a changing climate.

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

December 05, 2017
Los Angeles Times

Noah Diffenbaugh quoted on the impacts of quickly melting Arctic ice on precipitation in California.

November 27, 2017
The Desert Sun

Leon Szeptycki quoted on the Supreme Court's decision to not hear the California water agencies appeal in the case with the Auga Caliente tribe and their rights to groundwater.

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