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.

November 18, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

New Stanford research uses Zillow and census data combined with machine learning to identify residential water consumption based on housing characteristics. The approach could help cities better understand water use and design water-efficient communities.

November 11, 2020  | Bill Lane Center for the American West  | News

Felicia Marcus’s answers about what has been done and what still needs to be done to untangle the physical, financial and political barriers blocking fair access to clean drinking water in California.

In the Media

October 05, 2020
Cal Matters

Newsha Ajami discusses how if watersheds are not cleaned up, pollutants and contaminants and toxins can end up in our water system.

September 17, 2020
Popular Science

Newsha Ajami discusses concerns that the rain that follows disastrous blazes will bring destructive toxic chemicals.

September 11, 2020
After the blazes: Poisoned water and 'a flood on steroids'

Newsha Ajami discusses how wildfires can generate sediment and debris that will be washed into nearby bodies of water, which can affect smell or taste of drinking water depending on what nearby communities rely upon.

Featured Workshops & Dialogues

Featured Video

Integrating Climate Change into Groundwater Sustainability Planning

March 27, 2020

Postdoc Courtney Hammond Wagner discusses her research on incorporating the impacts of climate change into groundwater sustainability planning.