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

September 06, 2022

The San Joaquin Valley Cooperative Action Project, a broad-based coalition representing diverse groups of water users, seeks to change how the valley uses water.

August 18, 2022

Felicia Marcus discusses how states can utilize nature-based solutions to help meet climate targets and water objectives while enjoying multiple other benefits.

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

September 01, 2022
Water in the West

Water in the West Director Barton "Buzz" Thompson discusses the implications of California's ongoing drought in a 60-minute CBS News special report.

August 09, 2022
Vox

Noah Diffenbaugh comments on how climate contributes to dwindling snowpack, the timing of water runoff, and water infrastructure designed to capture runoff for later use.

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