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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What's New

October 27, 2021

Stanford water experts discuss lessons learned from previous droughts, imperatives for infrastructure investment and pathways for the state to achieve dramatically better conservation and reuse of its most precious...

April 21, 2021

Using a new computer framework, scientists are able to project future floodwaters under a changing climate. The approach could help California water managers plan for and redirect floodwaters toward groundwater aquifers...

In Focus

SGMA Reports

View our page highlighting SGMA research findings, reports and executive summaries intented to guide, troubleshoot and inform water managers working towards successful SGMA implementation. The resources have been categorized by the following topic areas: understanding SGMAimplementing SGMAleveraging data and addressing issues.


 

June 27, 2016

 

After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, California is on the cusp of a new era due to historic groundwater legislation. However, meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a report by researchers at Stanford’s Water in the West program and the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at the Stanford Law School.

 

 

In the Media

April 16, 2020
Science

Rosemary Knight is quoted and her research using geophysical research methods to look into California's aquifers is highlighted.

November 13, 2019
Grist

Research on how wind and solar energy can reduce strain on groundwater supply by Xiaogang He is featured.

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