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.

April 26, 2021  | Smart Water Magazine  | News

An op-ed in Smart Water Magazine from Newsha Ajami outlines three transformation ideas to consider as communities rebound from the pandemic, address recent infrastructure failures and plan for the future.

April 21, 2021  | Water in the West  | News

Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers, alleviating both flood and drought risks.

In the Media

June 08, 2021
Inside Climate News

Xiaogang He comments on his study which estimated the potential for capturing runoff throughout the state from whatever nature may have in store to help farmers adapt to the new pumping restrictions and future droughts.

May 26, 2021
Yes! Magazine

Newsha Ajami discusses how California needs to rethink water-utility business models to better reward conservation.

May 26, 2021
The New Yorker

Newsha Ajami discusses the megadrought in the American West and its affects on water supply.

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.