Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment


Upcoming Events

Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions  »

March 17, 2016 8:00 am

The Woods Water, Health & Development Program hosts a webinar on container-based sanitation solutions moderated by Jenna Davis, Water, Health and Development Program Co-Founder and Faculty Lead; the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and featuring panelists: Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL), Andy Narracott, Deputy Director for Global Safe Water, Evidence Action, and David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founders, Sanergy. Registration is required.

Natural Capital Symposium »

March 21, 2016 9:00 am

Stanford's Natural Capital Project hosts a major convening of leaders in natural capital science and approaches focused on bringing ecosystem services into policy- and decision-making. The keynote address will be given by Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, former investment banker and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature.  Panels and trainings will cover topics such as scaling impact through corporate engagement, ecosystem services for mental health and how cities and nations are using new open source software to create sustainable development that accounts for the value of nature. Registration is required:

Connecting the Dots 2016: Knowledge to Action »

April 19, 2016 1:00 pm

Connecting the Dots 2016: Knowledge to Action symposium and Earth Day celebration featuring keynote speaker Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of Science. Other speakers include Liz Hadly, Paul S. and Billie Achilles Chair of Environmental Biology and Stanford Woods Institute Senior Fellow.  Registration is required.

New Faculty Seminar: Professor John Dabiri »

April 26, 2016 4:30 pm

Stanford Energy 3.0 new faculty seminar featuring John Dabiri, professor civil & environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, presenting: Opportunities and Challenges for Next-Generation Wind Energy. Registration is required and a reception follows For more information contact Marjorie Alfs, program manager, at

Regulatory capture at the water-energy nexus: Policy monopoly and soft capture in U.S. hydraulic fracturing regulation »

May 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Karen Bakker, Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and Cox Visiting Professor in Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences presents.

Ongoing Events

Environmental Forum »

The Environmental Forum informs the Stanford community about a broad range of environmental issues and solutions through presentation and discussion by global experts from within Stanford and other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs, foundations and business. The forum is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, postdocs, and staff. 

MARINE Graduate Seminar Series Seminar »

MARINE (Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education) hosts a bi-monthly seminar series. Most seminars are preceded by journal club sessions held either at Stanford, UC Santa Cruz, and in the Monterey area where students discuss the background on the topic and prepare questions for the seminar. Seminar topics this year will include: ocean acidification, desalination, and salmon and dams. The MARINE program, an initiative sponsored by the Center for Ocean Solutions, facilitates exchange among students by providing an array of inter-institutional activities such as courses, seminars, and workshops, which create opportunities for students to apply their training to ocean challenges and engage in real world problem-solving and policy recommendations. It is a collaboration of seven academic campuses: CSU Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, and UC Santa Cruz.

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