News & Insights

Get insights and analysis from Water in the West researchers as well as the latest news about new Stanford water research and events focusing on western water issues.

July 10, 2024  | Stanford Report  | News

Adam Hadhazy

Sarah Fletcher calls attention to the growing issue of water affordability as her study exposes how many households struggle to pay water bills.

April 10, 2024  | Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research  | Insights

Stanford economist Paul Milgrom won a Nobel Prize in part for his role in enabling today’s mobile world. Now he’s tackling a different 21st century challenge: water scarcity.

March 18, 2024  | The Sacramento Bee  | News

Ari Plachta

Felicia Marcus applauds digitizing water rights as the system as it would help "implement the system and institute fairness."

March 15, 2024  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

As policymakers consider updates to the Bay-Delta Plan, a Stanford analysis outlines challenges and strategies to support future water security in the San Francisco Bay Area in the face of climate change.

March 06, 2024  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A new report looks back at the most impactful environment and sustainability research from Stanford scholars in 2023.

December 07, 2023  | Water in the West  | Insights, Newsletter, Workshops and Dialogues

Madison Pobis

A Stanford expert discusses how thinking on smaller scales about water treatment and reuse could help meet the challenges of water scarcity.

November 28, 2023  | Stanford Law School  | News

Felicity Barringer

Buzz Thompson discusses his new book on how business government partnerships can help solve the water crisis.

June 05, 2023  | Stanford News  | News

Scientists have long suspected that the weight of snow and ice in nearby mountains could throw off groundwater assessments tied to elevation changes in California’s Central Valley, but they lacked a way to quantify the effect. A new study demonstrates a solution.

June 01, 2023  | Water in the West  | Insights

Brennecke Gale

Stanford’s Felicia Marcus discusses grand-scale climate adaptation projects with experts from three major urban areas: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York City.

Buzz Thompson discusses a new agreement between states and the federal government—and challenges still facing the millions of people, creatures, plants, and ecosystems that depend on the Colorado River for water.