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.

October 27, 2021  | Water in the West  | News

Rob Jordan

Stanford water experts discuss lessons learned from previous droughts, imperatives for infrastructure investment and pathways for the state to achieve dramatically better conservation and reuse of its most precious resource.

April 26, 2021  | Smart Water Magazine  | News

An op-ed in Smart Water Magazine from Newsha Ajami outlines three transformation ideas to consider as communities rebound from the pandemic, address recent infrastructure failures and plan for the future.

April 21, 2021  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers, alleviating both flood and drought risks.

April 08, 2021  | CalMatters  | News

While California’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act promised comprehensive protection of the state’s groundwater, significant gaps remain in its coverage.

March 23, 2021  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

Naming priorities such as better land management, an evolved portfolio of 21st-century solutions and more funding for research and development, Stanford experts highlight areas central to success as the Biden-Harris administration aims its sights on safeguarding U.S. drinking water.

March 22, 2021  | Program on Water, Health & Development  | News

Michelle Horton

Stanford researchers are revealing water’s many - and sometimes surprising - benefits.

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.