Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Newsha Ajami

A Cap-And-Trade System of Water Conservation and Resiliency? »

January 24, 2018

New research proposes a regional and collective management approach to water resources based on realities of supply and demand.

By Sarah Derouin, Water in the West

Link between media attention to drought and water savings »

October 25, 2017

With a new web-scraping and search algorithm and real water utility data, Stanford researchers have shown a relationship between media coverage of the recent historic California drought and household water savings.

By Vicky Stein, Stanford News Service

Seeing is Believing: Stanford Researchers Visualize California's Drought »

September 18, 2017

Web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals. The idea is to motivate awareness and conservation.

By Devon Ryan, Water in the West

rescuer in boat in Houston flooding

Stanford Experts on Hurricane Harvey Impacts »

September 1, 2017

Stanford experts comment on how climate change and infrastructure planning contribute to the severity of impacts from extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

“Living Map” of Innovative Water Financing Ideas »

April 18, 2017

Financing for water projects and aging infrastructure is critically needed but hard to come by. Stanford researchers highlight innovative approaches with a “Living Map” of case studies around the country.

By Devon Ryan, Water in the West

Water over damage at Oroville Dam

Q&A With Stanford Experts Puts Oroville Dam Breach in Context »

February 15, 2017

As workers rush to repair the spillway at California’s Oroville Dam, Stanford researchers comment on how challenges like climate change and aging infrastructure heighten risks for California.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Researchers Develop Freshwater Financing Framework »

February 10, 2016

Using lessons from the energy sector, Stanford researchers outline strategies to bring the nation's water infrastructure into the 21st century.

Investing in the Future of California’s Water Sector »

April 21, 2015

Newsha K. Ajami and Barton H. Thompson are recent authors of a Hamilton Project Discussion Paper on water infrastructure...

By Newsha K. Ajami and Barton H. Thompson

Funding Water Projects in Times of Financial Uncertainty »

February 18, 2015

Water in the West program recommends small per-usage fee as appropriate way to pay for proper management of resources.

By Rob Jordan

Stanford Water Researcher Advises Drought-Stricken Megacity »

December 19, 2014

Newsha Ajami of Water in the West program met with officials in São Paulo, Brazil, which may have only a few weeks of water supply left

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Water Sector Ripe for Innovation and Investment »

November 12, 2014

A Stanford-led report, presented at a forum with California Gov. Jerry Brown, points the way to technological innovation in the water sector

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses water forum at Stanford

Dealing With Drought: California Gov. Jerry Brown Addresses Forum »

October 23, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown joins water experts at Stanford for discussion of policy prescriptions and new research on improving water management

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment