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Water in the West’s faculty and scholars are nationally recognized experts in the field of water resources, specializing in water policy, law, management and scientific observation and analysis. They are widely cited in news publications and academic journals and are invited to speak on relevant topics before legislatures at the state and federal levels, as well as at conferences, forums, research institutions, and organizations around the world.

Water Experts

Barton "Buzz" Thompson

Faculty Director, Water in the West, Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

Expertise: Drought, Sustainable water management, Water law, policy & governance

Contact: 650-723-2518    buzzt@stanford.edu

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West; Senior Research Associate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Alternative water supply, Water supply reliability, Water/energy nexus

Contact: 650-724-8162    newsha@stanford.edu

Scott Fendorf

Terry Huffington Family Professor in Earth System Sciences; Senior Fellow by Courtesy, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Water quality

Contact: 650.723.5238    fendorf@stanford.edu

Xiaogang He

Postdoctoral Fellow

Expertise: Drought, Sustainable water management, Water data, Water/energy nexus

Contact:     hexg@stanford.edu

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