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.

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.

July 07, 2022  | Capitol Weekly  | Insights

Felicia Marcus discusses how the California Environmental Quality Act can help address the state's infrastructure shortcomings while minimizing impacts on communities and the environment.

June 02, 2022  | Stanford Earth Matters Magazine  | News

Josie Garthwaite

A Stanford University study simulates 65 years of land subsidence, or sinking, caused by groundwater depletion in California’s San Joaquin Valley. The results suggest significant sinking may continue for centuries after water levels stop declining but could slow within a few years if aquifers recover.

February 14, 2022  |  | Insights

Felicia Marcus, Jill Ozarski

There are successful models for leveraging natural systems to improve water quality and supplies, enhance biodiversity and blunt the ravages of wildfires. There’s even something we can learn from beavers.

December 15, 2021  | Stanford Law School  | News

Sharon Driscoll, Diana Leonard

Stanford research looks at drought, wildfires and smoke and the growing risks of climate change in the Golden State.