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

November 06, 2019

A new study by postdoctoral scholar Xiaogang He and researchers at Princeton in Nature Communications is among the first to show that solar and wind energy not only enhance drought resilience, but also aid in...

October 08, 2019

Water governance expert and Landreth Visiting Fellow Anita Milman, discusses keys to successful groundwater governance, implications toward achieving water security and her research at Stanford. 

In Focus

Groundwater Data Workshop Series

Stanford University’s Water in the West Program and The Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, in conjunction with the California State University Sacramento’s Center for Collaborative Policy are hosting a four-part Groundwater Data Workshop Series.

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Understanding Groundwater

Our series explores groundwater management in California through new research into key groundwater issues, interactive graphics and a synthesis of existing knowledge on groundwater in California, all designed to advance public understanding of this critical issue.

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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

July 24, 2019
AZ Central

Newsha Ajami is quoted on a publication on drilling deeper groundwater wells by research collaborator, Debra Perrone.

July 02, 2019
Daily Excelsior

Water in the West research on the potential cost of managed aquifer recharge is quoted in an article related to water budgeting in India.

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