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.

August 30, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon

Beyond Newsha's many impressive accomplishments, at Water in the West and Stanford she has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers following in her footsteps.

August 25, 2018  | The Bridge  | Insights

Timia Crisp

A Q&A with Newsha Ajami in celebration of prominent female figures in science and science policy to recognize Women’s Equality Day.

August 03, 2018  | Stanford News  | News

Josie Garthwaite

Stanford researchers map out groundwater at stake in the wake of a court decision that bolsters Native American rights to the precious resource across an increasingly arid West.

July 31, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Our latest insight by postdoctoral scholar Zachary Sugg explores the complicated and multifaceted issues associated with opening water data and implementation of Assembly Bill 1755.

June 20, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Letty Belin

How can the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) improve its reservoir management to adapt to climate change and meet more water needs while avoiding any increased flood risks?

June 07, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Megan Glatzel, Bea Gordon

May 22, 2018  | Woods Institute for the Environment  | Insights

Sarah Cafasso

Stanford scholars met in Sacramento to discuss the growing threat of wildfires in California and what it means for managing the state's forests and public health.

May 10, 2018  | Stanford News  | News

Tom Abate, Andy Myers


A new wastewater treatment plant under construction in Redwood Shores will be the largest to test Stanford-developed technology that significantly reduces the cost of cleaning water. The key: bacteria that eschew oxygen while producing burnable methane.

April 19, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

Devon Ryan

Recent analysis of groundwater sustainability agencies shows need to include nongovernmental stakeholders in decision-making process.

March 27, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Karletta Chief, University of Arizona, took time to talk to us about her work with the Navajo Nation on the Gold King Mine spill response, water quality testing, and supporting local decision-making on key water resource issues.