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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What's New

August 21, 2019

Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin watershed reform holds valuable lessons for policy makers grappling with environmental repercussions of extreme drought.

May 22, 2019

New research finds one drought can amplify or cause another. Decreased moisture recycling and transport impacts how droughts form and move across continents.

In Focus

Environmental Water Transactions in the Colorado River Basin: A Closer Look 

A new report from Water in the West contributes to an ongoing assessment by taking a closer look at recent environmental transfer activity in each the five states making up the vast majority of the Colorado River watershed (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) and details the total number of environmental water transactions in each of these states between 2014 and 2018.

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In the Media

June 05, 2019
Curbed San Francisco

Leon Szpetycki comments on the possibility of San Francisco running out of water.

June 01, 2019
ABC News

Noah Diffenbaugh adds insight in an article discussing the politicization of climate change.

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