News & Insights: Sustainable Groundwater

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.

April 17, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report informs local agencies on avoiding water quality degradation under California’s historic groundwater law.

April 10, 2019  | Stanford News  | News

Josie Garthwaite

Overpumping in California’s Central Valley has depleted groundwater storage capacity and caused the land to sink. A new model based on remote sensing data could help zero in on where water managers can replenish aquifers by flooding fields.

March 04, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report provides insight into the role of quantitative metrics in achieving groundwater management goals under California law.

February 11, 2019  | Water in the West and Union of Concerned Scientists   | Insights

Tara Moran, Ph.D., Geeta Persad

With a changing climate, how will California agencies incorporate uncertainties into their Groundwater Sustainability Plans?

September 20, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report informs local agencies on how to avoid inadvertent threats to surface water as defined by new California groundwater law.

September 18, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

New website provides a one-stop shop for information on California’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

April 19, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

Recent analysis of groundwater sustainability agencies shows need to include nongovernmental stakeholders in decision-making process.

February 01, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon

Q&A with our Landreth Visiting Fellow Alletta (Letty) Belin, an attorney specializing in water law and management.

November 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Sarah Derouin


New research finds hydraulic fracturing wells and domestic wells are found closer together than expected.

November 13, 2017  | Union of Concerned Scientists  | News


While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts say that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable.