Water in the West bridges the gap between research and practice to create and promote effective solutions for more sustainable water management in the American West.

Upcoming Event

Environmental Forum | Assessment of Sustainable Hydropower Development: Alternatives for the Mekong River Basin

November 11, 2019 - 3:30am

Please join us for an Environmental Forum with Gregory Thomas, founder and CEO of the Natural Heritage Institute.

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Latest News & Insights

A new and ambitious research project looks to develop affordable devices to recycle most of the water we now throw away, as well as to desalinate saltwater. The project’s research director describes the project’s vision and operation.

Water governance expert and Landreth Visiting Fellow Anita Milman, discusses keys to successful groundwater governance, implications toward achieving water security and her research at Stanford. 

In the face of climate impacts, aging infrastructure, growing populations and depleted groundwater, a diverse water portfolio may quench the thirst of California’s future water needs.

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About Water in the West

July 11, 2016

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.

Spotlight

Understanding Groundwater

Our series explores groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater in California, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical issue.

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