Events, Workshops & Dialogues

Water in the West hosts workshops, dialogues and other events, bringing together leaders, professionals, stakeholders and academic experts in the fields of water research and water management to inform and examine pressing western water issues. These events are an opportunity for those in the public, private and academic sectors to learn more about water challenges in the west and gain insights into potential solutions.


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May 4, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Mark Arax has been likened to a modern-day John Steinbeck for his lyrical and personal books about California’s Central Valley and his masterful use of prose. The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history, and memoir to confront the “Golden State” myth in a riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so deeply delved into the history, culture, people, and story of the Central Valley in real time. The Dreamt Land is a heartfelt, beautifully written book about the land and the people who...

November 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Join us for a conversation hosted by Stanford's Water in the West program with expert journalists exploring the complexity, history, politics and science surrounding water in the Western U.S. in a changing climate. Conflicts over water in the arid west are nothing new but rising temperatures, drought, reduced snowpack, and changing precipitation patterns are introducing new hurdles as states attempt to plan for a sustainable water future. Journalists covering water scarcity and water quality...

September 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Stanford's Water in the West Program is hosting a conversation with Anne Castle, Former Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, U.S. Department of the Interior.

April 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Bill Lane Center is convening experts and local stakeholders to discuss the future of dams in the Klamath River basin.

November 17, 2020 - 11:00am
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Join a conversation with Felicia Marcus, moderated by Newsha Ajami, on the water challenges facing the United States and the world, as part of the Goalmakers initiative on the Sustainable Development Goals, hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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