Water Desk news and announcements
The Water Desk is a new independent journalism initiative. We're starting up at a pivotal moment for both the news industry and water sector.
The Water Desk is building a collaborative network of media outlets that cross-publish content related to Western water issues. Colorado River flows...
Several groups are studying demand management, underscoring persistent tensions between the Western Slope and Front Range water managers.
Colorado's legislature has authorized a study of the state's anti-speculation laws
There's a looming infrastructure crisis: America’s reservoirs are filling up with sediment.
What kinds of water projects and programs will the ballot measure support?
As a changing climate renders streamflow predictions less accurate, water managers are turning to new technologies for a clearer picture of what’s happening in their basin’s snowpack.
Could something as simple and natural as a ragged corridor of expansive, towering shade trees help the Yampa River arm itself against climate change?
Multimedia and resources for journalists
Here are some helpful online resources for learning more about the Colorado River Basin and Western water issues.
It’s hard to understand water issues unless you know the lingo. Here are some helpful water-related glossaries on the web: