Publications: Sustainable Groundwater

November 28, 2016  | Research Briefs

Researchers compare groundwater permitting regimes in southwestern states that could hold important lessons for local agencies in the implementation of California’s new groundwater law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

November 16, 2016  | Peer-Reviewed Publications
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Researchers looked at groundwater permitting regimes in southwestern states that could hold important lessons for local agencies in the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

September 27, 2016  | Research Briefs

To address limitations to satellite data analysis of groundwater levels, Stanford researchers developed an algorithm that dramatically improves the time-consuming image analysis process, allowing for characterization of groundwater levels on a larger-than-ever scale.

July 21, 2016  | Research Briefs

Debra Perrone, Melissa Rohde

Research brief for the study, Benefits and Economic Costs of Managed Aquifer Recharge in California.

About Water in the West

July 11, 2016  | Videos
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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.

June 29, 2016  | Reports

Tara Moran, Ph.D., Amanda Cravens, Janet Martinez, Leon Szeptycki

After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, historic groundwater legislation has brought California to the cusp of a new era of water management. Meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a new report by Water in the West & the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School.

June 29, 2016  | Research Briefs

Survey of groundwater managers highlights need for standardized data monitoring, and makes policy recommendations for successful implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA)

June 28, 2016  | Other
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Tara Moran, Ph.D., Amanda Cravens, Janet Martinez

From the Ground Down - Supplemental Appendices

June 28, 2016  | Research Briefs

Robert Jackson, Mary Kang

This research brief is based on the paper: “Salinity of deep groundwater in California: Water quantity, quality, and protection,” published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, June 2016. The authors explain that accounting for deep groundwater can substantially expand California’s groundwater resources. However, if activity continues to increase, further studies are needed to explore subsidence and other potentially undesirable results caused by the use of deeper groundwater.

Toward Sustainable Groundwater

June 27, 2016  | Videos

Water in the West

After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, California is on the cusp of a new era due to historic groundwater legislation. However, meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a report by researchers at Stanford’s Water in the West program and the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at the Stanford Law School.

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