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 06, 2019  | Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University  | News

A new study by postdoctoral scholar Xiaogang He and researchers at Princeton in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability.

November 01, 2019  | Woods Institute   | News

Despite statewide devastation from wildfires, a new poll conducted by the Bill Lane Center for the American West shows Californians are still reluctant to subsidize wildfire prevention or support relocating communities at risk.

In the Media

October 10, 2019
The Verge

Faculty director, Buzz Thompson, comments on why California will likely face more blackouts, especially during the peak wildfire season.

August 20, 2019
The Water Values

Newsha Ajami is interviewed on The Water Values podcast on her interdisciplinary approach to urban water systems and sustainable water management.

August 14, 2019
Half Moon Bay Review

Research conducted by Craig Criddle and his team on a new battery that uses freshwater and saltwater to create "blue energy" is featured.

Featured Workshops & Dialogues

Featured Video

California Drought Data Portal

September 08, 2017

A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals.