Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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. 

Forum Calendar

Big Data, Ecoinformatics, and Environmental Governance Reform: Indigenous community-based water governance at the water-energy nexus  »

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.

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.

Ocean Science to Ocean Solutions: Insights Bridging Economics and Environmental Science »

March 10, 2016 12:00 pm

Christopher Costello, professor of environmental and resource economics at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara presents.

Cultivating actionable science that informs conservation decision-making »

March 2, 2016 12:00 pm

Rebecca Goldburg, Director of Environmental Science at The Pew Charitable Trusts presents.

The Glass Laboratory: Climate Knowledge Infrastructures in the Age of Hyper-Transparency »

February 29, 2016 4:00 pm

Paul N. Edwards, professor in the School of Information (SI) and the department of history, University of Michigan presents.

Climate Change and Adaptation Solutions for the Coastal Ocean along the US Northeast »

February 16, 2016 12:00 pm

Scott Doney, Department Chair, marine chemistry and geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution presents.