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.

June 11, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

New research examines the evolution of groundwater governance in the state and finds additional interventions may lie ahead if basin management plans cannot meet sustainability goals.

June 08, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report recommends key findings for successful development and implementation of data platforms supporting water management decisions.

May 13, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

A new study identifies a connected pattern of drought followed by heavy rain in regional hotspots across the globe.

April 28, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

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

Michelle Horton

Stanford researchers are working to meet global water needs.

March 11, 2020  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

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.