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.

May 22, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Megan Glatzel

New research finds one drought can amplify or cause another. Decreased moisture recycling and transport impacts how droughts form and move across continents.

May 10, 2019  | Woods Institute for the Environment  | Insights

Karly Chin


California struggles to deliver safe drinking water to millions of residents. The challenges – often complex issues at the interface of human, legislative, technical, and geological dimensions – resist easy answers. Stanford experts explored possible ways forward at a recent panel discussion in Sacramento.

May 02, 2019  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon, Kim Quesnel, Perrine Hamel, Jordy Wolfand


A deep dive into how researchers across Stanford are working on green infrastructure to tackle major issues like climate change, urbanization and aging infrastructure.

April 18, 2019  | Water in the West  | News

Michelle Horton

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

Michelle Horton

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?