This workshop is part of a planning effort on global drivers of freshwater change funded by the Stanford Woods Institute. Our aim is develop a strategic research collaboration, based at Stanford University but involving experts from a variety of institution Steven Gorelick (Stanford School of Earth Science), Barton Thompson (Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment & Stanford Law School), and Scott Rozelle (Stanford Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies & the Stanford Woods Institute). 

The two-day workshop included a select group of approximately a dozen to two dozen experts from both within and outside Stanford. The goals of the workshop were to appraise existing work by related groups, identify missing pieces, build strategic collaborations, elicit feedback on our proposed framework, and discuss the possibility of designing an adaptive platform for "open source" integrated global-regional models that can link to a variety of databases and models.