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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 26, 2021

An op-ed in Smart Water Magazine from Newsha Ajami outlines three transformation ideas to consider as communities rebound from the pandemic, address recent infrastructure failures and plan for the future.

In Focus
September 8, 2017


A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals.


In the Media

May 03, 2022

Felicia Marcus comments on the questionable premise of depending on Colorado River water amidst a 20-year drought.

May 02, 2022
Fast Company

Felicia Marcus discusses how water restrictions imposed on Southern California residents are likely just the first of many measures cities will need to take in order to adapt to shrinking water supplies.