News & Events

Catch up on recent Water in the West news, analysis, media coverage, and event announcements as well as reports and other outputs from recent workshops and dialogues.

July 10, 2024  | Stanford Report  | News

Sarah Fletcher calls attention to the growing issue of water affordability as her study exposes how many households struggle to pay water bills.

April 10, 2024  | Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research  | Insights

Stanford economist Paul Milgrom won a Nobel Prize in part for his role in enabling today’s mobile world. Now he’s tackling a different 21st century challenge: water scarcity.

In the Media

July 08, 2024
Fresno Bee

Rosemary Knight's new research uncovers the underground reason as to why some rivers in the San Joaquin Valley are lifting the ground while others aren't.

July 08, 2024
Desert Sun

Rosemary Knight's new study reveals that clay-rich land doesn't sink as fast and uplifts more with recharge compared to land made up of coarse sand and gravel.

June 24, 2024
SJV Water

Rosemary Knight explains how her team uses satellite data with airborne electromagnetic flight data to assess recharged water from the Sierra Nevadas.

Featured Workshops & Dialogues

Featured Video

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.