The 2018 Eccles Family Rural West Conference took the form of an academic workshop focused on collaborative governance. Panels explored how collaboration in rural communities can foster greater environmental sustainability and better health outcomes.
Video: under the theme of collaborative governance, the sixth Eccles Family Rural West Conference focused on how different actors can work together to craft solutions to issues like water allocation, wildfire management, and rural health.
A new poll of California voters by Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West shows that despite its reputation as a liberal state, the California political profile is mixed and diverse. Appealing to female voters and independents are pivotal this election season.
What will it take to improve the health and health care outlook for rural westerners, and how can we best marshal the resources of Stanford University toward that goal? These questions were central to the conference "Uncommon Dialogue: Improving Health and Health Care in the Rural West," which brought together a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to confront a growing crisis.
California’s Department of Water Resources "cannot deliver water to your local water suppliers without energy, and quite a lot of it," writes Barrett Travis. His job at the state agency this summer is to help model the feasibility of proposed hydropower projects.