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.

April 28, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

A new study examines California farmers’ perceptions of fair groundwater allocation and dispute resolution with the goal of achieving groundwater sustainability by 2040.  

April 22, 2020  | Stanford News Service  | News

Rob Jordan

Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy, discusses the profound impact of the Clean Water Act.

March 22, 2020  | Water, Health & Development  | News

Stanford researchers are working to meet global water needs.

March 11, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

New Stanford research employs a machine learning model to help water utilities identify consumption patterns and inform conservation actions. 

January 27, 2020  | Stanford Earth  | News

Danielle Torrent Tucker

By analyzing more than two decades of data in the western U.S., scientists have shown that flood sizes increase exponentially as a higher fraction of precipitation falls as rain, offering insight into how flood risks may change in a warming world with less snow.

January 22, 2020  | The Bill Lane Center for the American West  | Insights

Madison Pobis

Farmers, large and small, are beginning to grapple with what the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act means for them. One by one, local sustainability plans are starting to go public. Many farmers expect to see cutbacks on pumping once the program is fully implemented in 2040.

December 17, 2019  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Rob Jordan

In a Q&A Newsha Ajami discusses the impacts that wildfires can have on water quality and supply.

December 08, 2019  | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment  | News

Kent Mendoza, Devon Ryan

November 06, 2019  | Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University  | News

B. Rose Kelly

A new study by postdoctoral scholar Xiaogang He and researchers at Princeton in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in groundwater sustainability.

November 01, 2019  | Woods Institute   | News

Devon Ryan

Despite statewide devastation from wildfires, a new poll conducted by the Bill Lane Center for the American West shows Californians are still reluctant to subsidize wildfire prevention or support relocating communities at risk.