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Introducing the Water Buffs podcast
The Water Buffs Podcast is officially launching on YouTube, Vimeo and most podcast platforms on August 12th, 2020
Announcing grantees for The Water Desk’s California Media Project
The Water Desk has made $75,000 in grants to journalists and media outlets covering California water issues.
Q&A: former top Interior Department officials assess agency under Trump
The Water Desk spoke with Rebecca Watson and John Leshy, who visited the University of Colorado Boulder campus recently for an armchair debate hosted by the Getches-Wilkinson Center.
Video story: The value of water (full length)
With population growth around Denver prompting fierce competition for water, investors want to import a new supply from the San Luis Valley, but many farmers and ranchers who depend on that water are opposed to the plan.
Video story: California’s vanishing lake (full length)
Water conservation in California’s southern desert is causing an environmental disaster as the Salton Sea quickly shrinks.
Video story: When in drought, call the beavers
Beaver reintroduction and restoration can help with some of the West's most profound water problems, both in terms of quantity and quality. A trial program is underway at Caribou Ranch in Boulder County.
Video story: Cooling the Yampa river (full length)
As climate change brings warmer weather, Westerners are looking for ways to protect the region’s rivers and streams. In a special report for the Water Desk, Jerd Smith of Fresh Water News explains a strategy for safeguarding Colorado’s Yampa River.
Announcing our first grantees
The Water Desk is excited to announce our first grants to support journalists and media outlets covering Western water issues and the Colorado River Basin. Grantees will delve into a wide range of issues throughout...
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