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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Workshop on Projecting Climate Change Effects on San Francisco Bay »

December 16, 2011 8:30 am

Changes are ahead for San Francisco Bay, some of which are planned, but many of which are not. This estuarine system is evolving as we try to restore some of its habitats and other characteristic features. To understand the implications of the changes we make to the system and to help guide those changes, we must have predictive tools, models and modeling frameworks, to guide us. This was underscored at a Modeling and Monitoring Workshop conducted on January 19, 2007 by the Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program, NOAA, and the South Bay Salt Pond (SBSP) Restoration Project. The workshop was well-attended by a wide array of coastal and San Francisco Bay researchers.

New York City Salon »

October 4, 2011 8:00 am

This Woods Institute for the Environment Salon showcased how Stanford University is pioneering innovative approaches to meet the environmental challenges of the 21st century. Directors Jeff Koseff and Buzz Thompson provided an overview of the Institute’s research, education, leadership and external affairs programs. Faculty discussed their work on designing new approaches to solving global hunger and environmental problems related to agriculture and climate change; developing cost-effective, sustainable water supply and sanitation service delivery in developing countries; and protecting threatened marine life through marine spatial planning.

California Rangelands »

May 13, 2011 8:30 am

The purpose of this Uncommon Dialogue was to build on momentum that is developing in California to protect threatened grassland and woodland landscapes that provide an abundance of biophysical and social ecosystem services. The dialogue was hosted by the Woods Institute for the Environment and Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Food Security Salon »

March 15, 2011 8:30 am