Water & Energy

Explore our past work on tools and best management practices to promote energy efficiency through water conservation, while reducing energy consumption in the treatment and use of water.

Learn more …

What's New

October 08, 2020

New research identifies impacts of agricultural desalination on the local environment, economy and community, and identifies policy solutions.

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...

In Focus

Report: Tapping the Electricity Sector for Innovative, Multi-Purpose Water Projects

Stanford researchers apply lessons learned from the electricity sector to the water sector, uncovering specific tools that have been used to fund and implement distributed energy projects. Through this exploration they create a financing and governance framework, highlighting mechanism applicable to the water sector.

Download (PDF)

In the Media

November 13, 2019

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

August 14, 2019
Half Moon Bay Review

Research conducted by Craig Criddle and his team on a new battery that uses freshwater and saltwater to create "blue energy" is featured.