Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

Conference: Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next U.S. President »

May 6, 2016 8:45 am

Regardless of who wins the election in November, our next President will need to confront the reality of climate change. This conference at Stanford University will highlight strategies the next President might employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the United States' pivot to a clean energy economy. The conference also will address difficult "governance" issues, including how the new President might structure the White House and Cabinet to implement climate change programs that cut across jurisdictional lines, and how to effectively partner with private sector innovators and investors. The conference is sponsored by Stanford Law School, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, with the support of the Hewlett Foundation. Registration has closed for the event, but online viewers can watch a live webcast of the event via the viewer below or by following this link. Those watching can join the conversation on Twitter at the hashtag #ClimatePOTUS45.

Mobilizing Impact-Focused Capital for Water Sustainability: A Water Policy Expert’s Perspective on Impact Investing »

May 9, 2016 3:30 pm

Margaret Bowman, formerly Deputy Environment Program Director at the Walton Family Foundation, presents the findings from a report Liquid Assets: Investing for Impact in the Colorado River Basin, authored by the investment firm Encourage Capital and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. The report outlines a set of regulatory, hydrologic and economic problems facing the Colorado River basin and suggests nine investment strategies that could generate environmental benefits for the river and its users in addition to financial returns for potential investors.

The California Drought: Year 4 | A Discussion of the Origins, Policy Implications, and Long-Term Strategies for California's Ongoing Drought »

May 9, 2016 5:45 pm

A panel discussion on drought science and policy in California, from declining groundwater levels and conservation policy to long-term rainfall and climate projections. Panelists include Newsha Ajami, Director of Urban Water Policy with Water in the West and Noah Diffenbaugh, associate professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Senior Fellow at Woods.

2016 Annual Boething Lecture: Todd Dawson »

May 12, 2016 4:00 pm

Todd Dawson, professor and Virginia and Robert Gill Chair of Natural History in the departments of integrative biology and environmental science, policy, & management at the University of California, Berkeley gives the annual Boething Lecture: "California's Redwoods in a Rapidly Changing World". The Boething Lecture Series was founded in honor of John and Susan Boething, to address forests and the human predicament. Sponsored by the Woods Institute, the Center for Conservation Biology and the Department of Biology.

Brown Bag Seminar: Evolution of Australian Water Rights – Comparisons with the U.S. West  »

May 17, 2016 12:00 pm

Megan Dyson, environmental lawyer/consultant on water policy issues and advisor to the Australian federal and state governments presents.

The Environmental Humanities Seminar 2015-2016: Drought »

May 17, 2016 6:00 pm

The Environmental Humanities Project presents the third and final seminar in its year-long inquiry into drought: “Infrastructure, Technology, and the Future of California Water.” The purpose of this year's quarterly seminar is to explore the history, present, and future of California's freshwater resources.

2016 Stephen H. Schneider Memorial Lecture: Will Allen »

May 18, 2016 7:30 pm

Will Allen, farmer, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., will present a lecture on urban agriculture and food security issues in America and throughout the world.

Regulatory Capture at the Water-Energy Nexus: Policy Monopoly and Soft Capture in U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation »

May 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Karen Bakker, Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and Cox Visiting Professor in Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences presents.

Ongoing Events

Environmental Forum »

The Environmental Forum informs the Stanford community about a broad range of environmental issues and solutions through presentation and discussion by global experts from within Stanford and other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs, foundations and business. The forum is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff. 

MARINE Graduate Seminar Series Seminar »

MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) hosts a bi-monthly seminar series. Most seminars are preceded by journal club sessions held either at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and in the Monterey area where students discuss the background on the topic and prepare questions for the seminar. Seminar topics this year will include: ocean acidification, desalination, and salmon and dams. The MARINE program, an initiative sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, facilitates exchange among students by providing an array of inter-institutional activities such as courses, seminars, and workshops, which create opportunities for students to apply their training to ocean challenges and engage in real world problem-solving and policy recommendations. It is a collaboration of seven academic campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and UC Santa Cruz.

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