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.

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?

December 19, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

A new report shows environmental water transactions are happening more and more in the U.S., particularly short-term deals that allow irrigators to conserve or forgo water use for short periods of time.

December 19, 2018  | Stanford News  | News

Rob Jordan

The Trump administration has proposed greatly limiting regulation of wetlands and other waterways. Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford’s Water in the West program, explains the complex legal history involved and potential impacts of the change.

November 30, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Insight on Integrated Water Resource Management and the rise of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

September 20, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

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.

September 10, 2018  | Stanford Engineering  | News

Tom Abate, Shara Tonn

A newly ​developed model looks at how updated regulations and financing options could help renew our aging water infrastructure.

August 30, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon

Beyond Newsha's many impressive accomplishments, at Water in the West and Stanford she has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers following in her footsteps.

August 25, 2018  | The Bridge  | Insights

Timia Crisp

A Q&A with Newsha Ajami in celebration of prominent female figures in science and science policy to recognize Women’s Equality Day.

August 03, 2018  | Stanford News  | News

Josie Garthwaite

Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.