Publications: Watershed Health

February 27, 2017  | Other

Water in the West

Fact sheet for the Water in the West Program

About Water in the West

July 11, 2016  | Videos

Water in the West

A joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Water in the West marshals the resources of one of the world’s preeminent research institutions to address one of the most urgent questions about the West’s future—how can the region continue to thrive despite growing water scarcity? Learn more about our approach in this short video.

January 01, 2016  | Media Tip Sheet

Water in the West

Scholarly experts from Stanford University’s Water in the West program are available to comment on recent research related water, climate and drought.

September 28, 2015  | Reports

Leon Szeptycki, Julia Forgle, Elizabeth Hook, Kori Lorick, Philip Womble

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.

July 02, 2015  | Videos

Barton "Buzz" Thompson, David M. Kennedy, Noah Diffenbaugh

Scarcity — across the West and elsewhere increasingly — the issue about water is whether there is enough of it. Some suggest California could be “out of water” in 12 months. How threatening is the current drought? And what do we do about it? Speakers: Noah Diffenbaugh,James Famiglietti, David M. Kennedy (Moderator), Pete McBride, Pat Mulroy, William Phillimore, Buzz Thompson

October 13, 2014  | Working Paper

Water in the West

Water in the West's new strategic plan, which shares the program's vision, mission, and priorities, was completed in May 2014 and is now available.

April 21, 2014  | Videos

Water in the West

Water in the West and partners convened a panel of experts with extensive experience in interstate river disputes to provide perspectives on the past, present, and future of interstate compacts in the management of rivers and water in the west at the Stanford Law School on April 17, 2014.

February 03, 2014  | Working Paper

Andrew Fahlund, Janny Choy, Leon Szeptycki

This is a survey article examining the status and trends of some key water issues in the Western United States. It was written for a special western edition of the California Journal of Politics and Policy published in January 2014.