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The series follows the length of the Colorado River from its headwaters in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains to its delta in northern Mexico, highlighting the communities and individuals grappling with water scarcity along the way. 

Reporter’s Notebook: The making of “The Gen Z Water Dealmaker,” a podcast about the... The Colorado River is in the midst of one of the worst water crises in recorded history. Climate change and overuse are taking a...

Join us for a webinar on new Colorado River podcast

Reporter's notebook: the making of "The Gen Z Water Dealmaker," a podcast about Colorado River negotiations

Luke Runyon joins The Water Desk as our new co-director

For the past 12 years, Luke has been a journalist at NPR stations, reporting and editing stories on the West’s environmental issues.

Water Desk supports journalism in New Mexico and Rio Grande Basin

The Water Desk is excited to announce the recipients of new grants to support water journalism connected to New Mexico and the Rio Grande Basin.

Water Desk offers support for coverage of New Mexico and Rio Grande water issues

The Water Desk is offering support to journalists and media outlets covering water issues related to New Mexico and the Rio Grande Basin.

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