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.

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.

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

Michelle Horton

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

Michelle Horton

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