Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage: Freshwater

Solving The Aging Infrastructure Problem  »

February 7, 2018

A 'living map' created by Newsha Ajami showcasing case studies of successful water financing efforts could help communities time when looking into infrastructure repairs.

By Alanna Maya, Water World

Fact-Checking Matt Damon's Clean Water Promise In A Super Bowl Ad »

February 2, 2018

Jenna Davis comments on Water Credit, a micro lending system ran by actor Matt Damon's nonprofit organization

By Malaka Gharib, NPR

New state ballot measure would reward people who build rainwater collection systems »

February 1, 2018

Newsha Ajami comments on California's prop 72.

By Paul Rogers, Mercury News

California ballot measure could boost rainwater collection »

February 1, 2018

Newsha Ajami comments on California's Proposition 72.

By Paul Rogers, VC Star

Could a major California city run dry like drought-stricken Cape Town? »

January 24, 2018

Leon Szeptycki voices his opinion on the water crisis in Cape Town and the likelihood of it happening in California.

By John Woolfolk, The Mercury News

In an age when freshwater supplies are under pressure from a growing human population, the alchemic act of turning seawater into drinking water is enormously appealing. »

January 18, 2018

Newsha Ajami comments on the issue of producing cheaper and safer water for California.

By Alastair Bland, Sacramento News & Review

Jenna Davis on Why Policy Reform Can Do More for Clean Water Access Than Technology »

January 2, 2018

Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow Jenna Davis explains why cleaning up water sources could have measurable impacts on the economy of cities and countries.

By Alex Rogala, World Resources Institute

A Water Right for the Environment »

December 10, 2017

Leon Szeptycki and Barton "Buzz" Thompson co author a blog entry discuss environmental water rights.

By Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki, and Barton “Buzz” Thompson, California Water Blog

Supreme Court won’t hear California water agencies’ appeal in tribe's groundwater case »

November 27, 2017

Leon Szeptycki comments on recent victory of groundwater rights to the Cahuilla Indians tribe of the West.

By Ian James, Desert Sun

Local Management Plans May Not Protect California Groundwater from Climate Change Risk »

November 27, 2017

As local agencies in California are creating plans to "ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins", water experts like Tara Moran are concerned that the inclusion of climate change as a factor within these layouts.

By Union of Concerned Scientists, Yuba Net

New star of SF’s water system: Calaveras Dam touted as model of safety, efficiency »

November 23, 2017

Richard Luthy comments on the construction of the new Calaveras Dam and its implications on the community and climate change.

By Dominic Fracassa, San Francisco Chronicle

A new approach to protecting rivers »

November 17, 2017

Leon Szeptycki and Buzz Thompson discusses new approaches to water management.

By Brian Gray, Leon Szeptycki and Buzz Thompson, The Sacramento Bee

Governor Brown Announces Appointments »

November 17, 2017

Newsha Ajami is mentioned as reappointed to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

By IVN, Imperial Valley News

Californians slashed water use, but we still use more than the US average »

November 13, 2017

Newsha Ajami comments on a new study revealing that Californians use more water than the average US person.

By Emily Guerin, SCPR

Drought News Might Help Cut Water Waste »

November 13, 2017

Mentions study done by Newsha Ajami in media coverage influencing water usage during drought news.

By Christopher Intagliata, Scientific American

Fluence wins foreign contract for seawater desalination »

November 7, 2017

Mentions Codiga Resource Recovery Center.

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c

Jordan facing dire predictions for water »

October 31, 2017

Steven Gorelick comments on Jordan's water crisis.

The Standard

How words helped save water in parched California »

October 27, 2017

Research by hydrologist Newsha Ajami shows us that news and media coverage of California's historic drought may be the key to help residents conserve water and lower usage.

By Karen Kaplan, VC Star

Running Dry: Groundwater levels are dropping across the West, including in the East Mountains »

October 16, 2017

Debra Perrone study into ground water drought is mentioned.

By Laura Paskus, NM Political Report

One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years »

October 13, 2017

As groundwater becomes more and more scarce, a new study co-authored by Debra Perrone looks into the affects droughts in West are having.

By Emily Benson, High Country News