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.

February 01, 2018  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon

Q&A with our Landreth Visiting Fellow Alletta (Letty) Belin, an attorney specializing in water law and management.

January 24, 2018  | Water in the West  | News

Sarah Derouin

New research proposes a regional and collective management approach to water resources based on realities of supply and demand.

December 21, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Bea Gordon

An overview of the Water in the West researchers, students, postdocs, and faculty who attended and presented at the American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting.

December 05, 2017  | Water in the West  | News


This year the American Geophysical Union will be holding its 2017 Fall Meeting in New Orleans.  We are thrilled to have students, faculty, researchers and postdocs presenting this year.

December 03, 2017  | Stanford News   | News

Governor Jerry Brown has reappointed Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for another four year term. 

November 30, 2017  | Water in the West  | Insights

Megan Glatzel

We talked to post-doctoral scholar Julio E. Herrera Estrada from Stanford's Department of Earth System Science to discuss climate models and how they can be used to inform future decisions about water in California.

November 27, 2017  | Water in the West  | News

Sarah Derouin


New research finds hydraulic fracturing wells and domestic wells are found closer together than expected.

November 13, 2017  | Union of Concerned Scientists  | News


While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts say that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable.

October 25, 2017  | Stanford News   | News

Victoria Stein


With a new web-scraping and search algorithm and real water utility data, Stanford researchers have shown a relationship between media coverage of the recent historic California drought and household water savings.