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 08, 2021  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

Stanford postdoctoral scholar Philip Womble examines whether proposed changes to water rights laws alleviate obstacles to more efficient and affordable water market transactions.

March 03, 2021  | The Bill Lane Center for the American West  | News

Felicity Barringer

Q&A with Barton “Buzz” Thompson three months after the first market trades of California water futures, a conversation about economic forces and an essential material for life.

February 19, 2021  | Stanford School of Engineering  | News

Bridget Gile

Urban Monterey and agricultural Salinas have developed a first-of-its-kind water recycling program that takes a sustainable approach to overcoming the challenge of water scarcity.

February 16, 2021  | Gund Institute for Environment   | News

Scientists find 63% of surplus U.S. cropland nitrogen in only 24% of cropland area, and reveal best counties to target.

December 08, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Several researchers affiliated with Water in the West are scheduled to present at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting in the coming days.

December 04, 2020  | Stanford Woods Institute  | News

Devon Ryan

Stanford researchers, in collaboration with groundwater managers, are leading an airborne survey effort to investigate where water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains could recharge groundwater aquifers in California’s Central Valley.

November 18, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

New Stanford research uses Zillow and census data combined with machine learning to identify residential water consumption based on housing characteristics. The approach could help cities better understand water use and design water-efficient communities.

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

Michelle Horton

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.