Introducing the Water Buffs podcast

The Water Buffs Podcast is officially launching on YouTube, Vimeo and most podcast platforms on August 12th, 2020

The Water Desk has launched a new podcast with in-depth conversations about water issues. 

Water Buffs will feature interviews with leaders and experts who can explain the challenges confronting our water resources—and potential solutions. We’ll be talking to journalists, scientists, advocates, policymakers, water users and other stakeholders. 

The podcast will also include a regular series, Water Words, that explains important terminology in the water world so that our audience can learn more about these critical topics.

How we chose the name

We chose the name Water Buffs for three reasons:

  1. The podcast will focus on interviews with leading figures in the field, a group that’s often referred to as “water buffaloes”
  2. Our show will feature conversations with experts (aka “buffs”) and we hope to help our audience “buff up” on their own water knowledge
  3. We’re based at the University of Colorado Boulder, where our mascot is a buffalo, students are nicknamed “buffs,” and the official cheer is “Go Buffs!”

You can learn more about our podcast and view or download episodes at

We’re creating both audio and video versions of the podcast. You can find Water Buffs on YouTubeVimeoStitcheriTunes and other platforms.

Interested in appearing? Get in touch.

If you’re interested in appearing on the show, please contact Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin at

Special thanks to the executive producer and co-manager of the Water Buffs podcast, Hannah Leigh Myers, and our graphic designer and co-developer Geoff McGhee.

In our first episode, we talk to Geoff about how journalists and others can use maps, graphics, charts and other data visualizations to tell stories about water.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

The Water Buffs Podcast – the Water Desk

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