Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Dialogues and Workshops

Through its Uncommon Dialogues and workshops the Stanford Woods Institute brings together leaders from government, NGOs and business with experts from Stanford and other academic institutions to develop practical solutions to pressing environmental challenges. These dialogues equip leaders to make informed decisions for a sustainable future while creating a two-way flow of information that brings new perspectives and context to Stanford's environmental research. Learn more about our past workshops and dialogues and download summaries and other resources below. For more information about organizing a dialogue or workshop with the Stanford Woods Institute, contact:

Brian Sharbono
Program Manager

Dialogues and Workshops

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Ecological Design of Dams: The Diquis & Savegre Hydroelectric Projects in Costa Rica »

May 3, 2013 9:45 am

At this one-day workshop on May 3, 2013, dam design and operation experts met with representatives from the Costa Rica’s government-run electricity and telecommunications services provider to explore the potential for ecological design and operation of dams, specifically Costa Rica’s planned Diquis and Savegre hydroelectric projects.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Climate Events and Disasters »

April 11, 2013 8:30 am

At this one-day workshop on April 11, 2013, leaders from academia, nongovernmental organizations, government and the private sector discussed the challenges of understanding climate extremes and communicating risk to the public. They identified the need for better data and new approaches.

Commercial Outfitting and the Wilderness Act »

February 22, 2012 8:00 am

Land managers, planners, scientists, policymakers, environmentalists, commercial outfitters and trade association officials discussed the legal, scientific and policy challenges of commercial outfitting in wilderness areas, using pack stock in the Sierra Nevada as a case study. The conference helped increase knowledge of the issues and identify key participants, perspectives, potential common ground and opportunities for collaboration. Attendees made personal connections that bridged traditional divides. Agencies, regions and stakeholders shared lessons learned. Brainstorming of next steps provided paths for participants to pursue individually and collectively.

Applied Conservation Science »

February 14, 2012 8:00 am

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment brought together land managers and academic researchers of the San Francisco Bay Area interested in ecosystem management. Emphasis was placed on identifying ways to enhance collaboration and create a forum for managers and researchers to share and learn from each other now and in the future.