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.

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

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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.

May 22, 2023  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Look back at how 2022 environment and sustainability research is informing solutions.

March 20, 2023  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Stanford scholars to join the #WaterAction dialogue in New York City from March 22-24.

January 25, 2023  | Stanford Earth Matters  | News

Stanford and local experts discuss ways to mitigate risk to communities and infrastructure amid dramatic swings between flood and drought.

September 29, 2022  | Water in the West  | Insights

Tom Johnson

A Water in the West visiting researcher discusses climate-related perils facing migratory fish and the changes needed to save them from extinction.

September 06, 2022  | Water in the West  | News

Tom Johnson

The San Joaquin Valley Cooperative Action Project, a broad-based coalition representing diverse groups of water users, seeks to change how the valley uses water.

August 30, 2022  | Water in the West  | News

Tom Johnson

A Stanford University study analyzes water transactions that leave water in the river, and shows how they could be scaled up to avert cuts for major water users while supporting imperiled ecosystems.

August 18, 2022  | Water in the West  | News

Tom Johnson

Felicia Marcus discusses how states can utilize nature-based solutions to help meet climate targets and water objectives while enjoying multiple other benefits.