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Map: Explore drone, aerial and terrestrial imagery from The Water Desk

Use this interactive map to browse our expanding collection of free-to-use photos and videos captured by drones, planes and ground-based photographers.

Water Desk awards new grants to journalists and media outlets

The Water Desk is excited to announce the recipients of new grants to support water-related journalism in the seven states of the Colorado River Basin and the borderlands of...

Deadline approaching: apply for water journalism grants

Update: this deadline is now passed. Thanks for your interest in our grant programs. To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our email newsletter. The...

Water Desk grantees

The Water Desk has made $75,000 in grants to journalists and media outlets covering California water issues.

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.

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...

Defining The Water Desk’s scope and water journalism

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.

For students

The Water Desk is excited to work with undergraduate and graduate journalism students at the University of Colorado Boulder. One of our missions is to train the next generation...

Building a network for water journalism

The Water Desk is building a collaborative network of media outlets that cross-publish content related to Western water issues. Members will be encouraged to share content, promote one another’s...