Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Dialogues and Workshops

Through its Uncommon Dialogues and workshops the Stanford Woods Institute brings together leaders from government, NGOs and business with experts from Stanford and other academic institutions to develop practical solutions to pressing environmental challenges. These dialogues equip leaders to make informed decisions for a sustainable future while creating a two-way flow of information that brings new perspectives and context to Stanford's environmental research. Learn more about our past workshops and dialogues and download summaries and other resources below. For more information about organizing a dialogue or workshop with the Stanford Woods Institute, contact:

Lea Rosenbohm
External Affairs Advisor, Stanford Woods Institute, Washington, D.C.

Dialogues and Workshops

Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions  »

March 17, 2016 8:00 am

The Woods Water, Health & Development Program hosted a webinar on container-based sanitation solutions moderated by Jenna Davis, Water, Health and Development Program Co-Founder and Faculty Lead; the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and featuring panelists: Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Andy Narracott, Deputy Director for Global Safe Water, Evidence Action, and David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founders, Sanergy. Registration is required.

Uncommon Dialogue: Marine & Coastal Impacts of Ocean Desalination in CA »

January 14, 2016 9:00 am

In light of California’s ongoing drought and growing water needs, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, through the Center for Ocean Solutions and program on Water in the West, collaborated with The Nature Conservancy and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to facilitate an Uncommon Dialogue among cross-sector experts on the potential impacts of ocean desalination on coastal and marine ecosystems. Over the course of two days, leading experts from academia, non-governmental organizations, private industry and government agencies gathered in Monterey Jan 14-15, 2016, to exchange information and promote open discussion about the best available science, technology and policy related to desalination. Meeting participants also identified key issues and knowledge gaps in science and policy that should be explored in future work. The dialogue was split into sessions that focused on the regulatory framework of desalination in California, siting and community impacts, seawater intakes and brine disposal.  

Climate Change Implementation Project Workshop II »

January 11, 2016 8:30 am

Through a series of workshops and conferences, an interdisciplinary and cross-sector panel of experts are identifying policy tools that the next President might employ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the United States’ pivot to a clean energy economy.

Climate Change Implementation Project Workshop I »

November 19, 2015 8:00 am

In Fall 2015 Stanford scholars launched a Climate Change Implementation Project to gather policy and governance ideas for how the next President of the United States might address climate change at the outset of his or her Presidency.