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

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.

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.

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

November 15, 2018
The Economist

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

August 31, 2018
High Country News

Journal article by Leon Szeptycki, Deb Perrone and Rebecca Nelson and others mentioned in article discussing the recent Agua Caliente court case.

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