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.

November 11, 2020  | Bill Lane Center for the American West  | News

Felicity Barringer

Felicia Marcus’s answers about what has been done and what still needs to be done to untangle the physical, financial and political barriers blocking fair access to clean drinking water in California.

October 08, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

New research identifies impacts of agricultural desalination on the local environment, economy and community, and identifies policy solutions.

September 24, 2020  | Stanford News  | News

Danielle Torrent Tucker

Researchers have identified a new type of “landfalling drought” that originates over the ocean before traveling onto land, and which can cause larger, drier conditions than other droughts.

September 01, 2020  | Water Foundation  | News

The Water Foundation shares research briefs outlining the results of examining farmers’ perspectives on SGMA, water management practices and policy preferences.

August 31, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

As California works to sustainably manage groundwater resources, new research identifies how scientifically informed coordination between conservation and farming communities can benefit both.

August 19, 2020  | Bill Lane Center of the American West  | News

Taking down four dams in Oregon and California would be a coup for advocates of dam removal. It could also mark the moment when their movement rediscovers a more realistic goal: bringing restoration into balance with human needs.

August 03, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Marcus joins Stanford’s Water in the West Program as the William C. Landreth Visiting Fellow.

June 11, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

New research examines the evolution of groundwater governance in the state and finds additional interventions may lie ahead if basin management plans cannot meet sustainability goals.

June 08, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report recommends key findings for successful development and implementation of data platforms supporting water management decisions.

May 13, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

A new study identifies a connected pattern of drought followed by heavy rain in regional hotspots across the globe.