Water in the West is organized around four main programs: Sustainable Groundwater, Urban Water, Water and Energy, and Watershed Health and Allocation. These programs seek to integrate disciplines, redefine old concepts and reimagine policies and institutions that have traditionally hindered sustainable management. While these programs are distinctive, they complement one another in many ways.

Our Programs

Sustainable Groundwater

Through interdisciplinary research and engagement with water sector stakeholders, we identify and develop solutions for more effective groundwater management and policy.

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Urban Water

We work across sectors and disciplines to produce innovative research and novel solutions designed to help decision-makers meet 21st century water management challenges in urban areas.

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Water & Energy

We’re developing tools and best management practices to promote energy efficiency through water conservation, while reducing energy consumption in the treatment and use of water.

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Watershed Health & Allocation

Stanford researchers collaborate through Water in the West to find a balance between the water needs of cities and agricultural interests and those of wildlife and the outdoor recreation sector.

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