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A Stanford expert discusses how thinking on smaller scales about water treatment and reuse could help meet the challenges of water scarcity.

Buzz Thompson discusses his new book on how business government partnerships can help solve the water crisis.

Scientists have long suspected that the weight of snow and ice in nearby mountains could throw off groundwater assessments tied to elevation changes in California’s Central Valley, but they lacked a way to quantify the effect. A new study demonstrates a solution.

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Whiplash Weather: Lessons from California’s Deadly 2023 Storms

January 26, 2023

A panel of Stanford scientists joined by Sacramento County's spokesperson on water resources, drinking water, and flooding emergencies discussed the science behind recent climate-fueled weather extremes, implications for the state’s drought recovery, and lessons for community preparedness.

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SGMA Reports

View our page highlighting SGMA research findings, reports and executive summaries intented to guide, troubleshoot and inform water managers working towards successful SGMA implementation. The resources have been categorized by the following topic areas: understanding SGMAimplementing SGMAleveraging data and addressing issues.

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