Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

NEWS & PRESS RELEASES: Barton "Buzz" Thompson

Cape Town, South Africa

Running Out of Water: Cape Town, the U.S., and Drought »

February 7, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa—a modern city of nearly 4 million residents—is on the brink of running out of water. Law expert Buzz Thompson (who has spent time in South Africa, including teaching “South African Water Policy” at...

By Sharon Driscoll, Stanford Law School

Bright award recipients Andrij and Roman Zinchenko

Green Energy, Democracy and Regulation  »

November 20, 2017

Cofounders of Ukraine energy innovation network announce plans to use Stanford award money to establish new center showcasing green tech innovators.

By Sharon Driscoll, Stanford Law School

wheat field

National Security's Connections to Food, Energy and Water Security »

October 7, 2016

Stanford scholars and other experts discussed pressing environmental and energy challenges and risks that the next presidential administration will need to confront.

By Devon Ryan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

California state capitol in Sacramento

Woods Researchers on Water Future »

January 22, 2016

Woods researchers testify on water reuse, climate change effects and water innovation at hearings of California’s Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources.

By Rob Jordan, 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

Massive Gas Leak: Assessments and Solutions »

December 10, 2015

Stanford experts comment on massive California gas leak. How bad is it, and what can be done to prevent similar leaks? 

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Polly Courtice

Toward More Sustainable Business Practices »

October 1, 2015

Bright Award honoree discusses her efforts to guide business leaders to more sustainable practices.

Stanford News Service

Honoring an Unsung Sustainability Champion »

September 10, 2015

The annual Stanford Bright Award recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability. Polly Courtice has won the 2015 award for her efforts in guiding thousands of business...

Stanford News Service

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

Marking a Decade of Cross-Cutting Collaboration »

November 13, 2014

Woods anniversary symposium reflects on progress made and challenges ahead for Stanford researchers seeking environmental solutions 

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

Celebrating 10 Years of Environmental Solutions at Stanford »

November 5, 2014

Symposium marks decade with panels on innovation, collaboration and future of environmental solutions

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

The Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia

Sustainability Hero to Receive Award, Deliver Lecture at Stanford »

September 28, 2014

Art Sterrit to be honored for critical role in protecting world's largest coastal temperate rainforest

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Stanford Woods Institute researchers discuss climate change risks solutions

Reducing Climate Change Risks »

September 23, 2014

Stanford researchers discuss science and policy of resilience in a changing world

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Dry lakebed of California's San Luis reservoir

Western U.S. and Western Australia: Shared Water Challenges »

September 16, 2014

Stanford collaboration with University of Western Australia promotes freshwater and marine solutions

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Art Sterritt, founding executive director of Coastal First Nations in British Columbia, and 2014 recipient of $100,000 Stanford Bright Award.

Honoring a Sustainability Hero »

August 5, 2014

Stanford announces recipient of 2014 Bright Award, which recognizes unheralded individuals who have made significant contributions to global sustainability

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service

Big Data for Energy and Environment »

July 15, 2014

Stanford program brings industry and researchers together  

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Tapped Out?: Understanding California's Drought »

July 11, 2014

In the midst of an unprecedented drought, California faces an even thirstier future without proactive measures to protect its most precious liquid asset.

By Kate Galbraith, Stanford Magazine

Sally Jewell

Business as a Powerful Force for Sustainability »

May 16, 2014

Inaugural Sustainability Summit opens new chapter in Stanford Woods Institute focus on educating, informing and inspiring business leaders

By Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

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