Media Coverage

Read recent media coverage featuring Water in the West and comments from our researchers.

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.

August 18, 2020  | San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Noah Diffenbaugh comments on how the searing heat and humidity, rain, thunder and lightning thrashing California could be the beginning of the end of the region’s dry Mediterranean climate and a prelude of more surprises to come.

August 17, 2020  | The Mercury News

Professor Frank Wolak comments on growing shortfall as solar power goes offline in early evenings.

August 05, 2020  | The Stanford Daily

Professor Noah Diffenbaugh comments on how COVID-19 presents an opportunity to study global-wide Earth systems

July 29, 2020  | SciTechDaily

Researchers at Stanford and other institutions, including Professor Sarah Fletcher, hypothesize outcomes of the pandemic’s unprecedented socioeconomic disruption and outline research priorities for advancing our understanding of humans’ impact on the environment.

July 14, 2020  | Cheddar

Newsha Ajami discusses how current infrastructure is attributing to droughts in the western U.S.

July 09, 2020  | Climate Program Office, NOAA

Research from Xiaogang He and Justin Sheffield finding a pattern of dramatic transitions from dry to wet periods is featured.

June 24, 2020  | ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Dick Luthy and William Tarpeh are quoted on recent Stanford research on desalination technology and what it might mean for drought-prone states like California.