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

February 14, 2019

Landreth Visiting Fellow, Timothy Quinn and Leon Szeptycki explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.

December 19, 2018

A new report shows environmental water transactions are happening more and more in the U.S., particularly short-term deals that allow irrigators to conserve or forgo water use for short periods of time.

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

March 15, 2019
USA Today

Newsha Ajami comments on the end of the drought in California and how drought conditions will return to the state.

November 15, 2018
The Economist

Leon Szeptycki discusses the major decisions water managers are facing in California.

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