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Water in the West’s faculty and scholars are nationally recognized experts in the field of water resources, specializing in water policy, law, management and scientific observation and analysis. They are widely cited in news publications and academic journals and are invited to speak on relevant topics before legislatures at the state and federal levels, as well as at conferences, forums, research institutions, and organizations around the world.

Water Experts

Bill Blomquist

Visiting Landreth Fellow, Water in the West; Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Expertise: Groundwater policy & governance, Water law, policy & governance

Contact:     blomquis@iupui.edu

Leon Szeptycki

Executive Director, Water in the West; Professor of the Practice, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Environmental water allocation, Sustainable water management, Water law, policy & governance, Water quality, Water use & watershed restoration

Contact: 650-721-3047    leonsz@stanford.edu

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West; Senior Research Associate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Expertise: Alternative water supply, Water supply reliability, Water/energy nexus

Contact: 650-724-8162    newsha@stanford.edu

Barton "Buzz" Thompson

Senior Fellow and Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Robert E. Paradise Professor in Natural Resources Law

Expertise: Drought, Sustainable water management, Water law, policy & governance

Contact: 650-723-2518    buzzt@stanford.edu

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