Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Steven Gorelick

A Bedouin man prays in arid eastern Jordan.

Jordan Faces More Frequent Long and Severe Droughts »

August 30, 2017

Jordan is among the world’s most water-poor nations, and a new, comprehensive analysis of regional drought and land-use changes in upstream Syria suggests the conditions could get significantly worse.

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Earth’s Ellen Ward Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award »

January 24, 2017

Ward's research examines the impacts of climate change and local hydropower development on muskrats living in Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta.

By Ker Than, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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Revealing New Discoveries »

December 8, 2016

Stanford researchers will join colleagues from around the U.S. at the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Irrigated land area decreased by 50 percent in the Yarmouk Basin during the Syrian civil war.

Syrian Crisis Altered Region’s Land and Water Resources »

December 6, 2016

Using remote sensing tools to uncover the environmental impacts of war, researchers introduce novel approaches for hard-to-reach areas.

By Danielle Torrent Tucker, Stanford News Service

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New Ideas for a Changing Environment »

July 12, 2016

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Announces 2016 Environmental Venture Projects and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program Grants

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

A slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where demand for freshwater has increased dramatically as the population has grown

World's Freshwater Increasingly Vulnerable »

January 11, 2016

Stanford analysis of 119 low-income countries finds challenges in common that could inform broad solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

An irrigation canal in arid Jordan

Water Security: A Bridge to Peace in the Middle East »

March 16, 2015

Stanford-led project in Jordan, a country that traditionally serves as a stabilizing force in the Middle East, holds promise for better water management and less conflict in arid regions around the world. 

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By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Water’s Link To Middle East Peace »

May 30, 2014

Jordan Minister of Water and Irrigation discusses solutions to water sustainability puzzle in arid land

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Freshwater Security in the Middle East »

May 15, 2014

Global Freshwater Initiative seeks solutions to water sustainability puzzle in arid Jordan

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

New Source of Arsenic Threatens Groundwater in Vietnam »

August 9, 2013

"Dig deep" to avoid naturally occurring arsenic contamination has been promoted as an answer to obtaining safe water in South Asia, which has experienced mass water poisoning. But arsenic has been found in numerous deep...

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Demand for Oil to Decline »

July 10, 2013

Should concerns about "peak oil" focus on demand for oil rather than dwindling supplies of it? Yes, according to a new analysis. Limits to consumption by the wealthy, better fuel efficiency and lower priced alternative...

By Mark Golden, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford

Finding Common Threads in Global Water Crises »

October 24, 2012

What does drought in Kansas have to do with under-utilized groundwater in Sub-Saharan Africa?

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Assessing an Urban Water Market »

August 12, 2005

Stanford researchers study why water storage systems are inefficient and unreliable.

By Nate Sulat, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment