Stanford Experts

Newsha Ajami

Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West


(650) 724-8162



Newsha Ajami is a hydrologist and expert on sustainable water resource management, water policy, the water-energy-food nexus and understanding hydrological predictions. She is the director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford’s Water in the West program and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives. Ajami is a gubernatorial appointee to the Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board and formerly served as a science and technology fellow at the California State Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee. She is also a senior research engineer for the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.