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.

April 18, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Novel solution provides insight on intrusion of ocean saltwater into freshwater aquifers.

April 17, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report informs local agencies on avoiding water quality degradation under California’s historic groundwater law.

April 10, 2019  | Stanford News  | News

Josie Garthwaite

Overpumping in California’s Central Valley has depleted groundwater storage capacity and caused the land to sink. A new model based on remote sensing data could help zero in on where water managers can replenish aquifers by flooding fields.

Q&A with Timothy Quinn discussing his career in California water policy and his upcoming seminar series at Stanford.

March 04, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New report provides insight into the role of quantitative metrics in achieving groundwater management goals under California law.

February 14, 2019  | Stanford News  | News

Landreth Visiting Fellow, Timothy Quinn and Leon Szeptycki explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.

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 Service  | 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.