An initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder

Introducing the Water Buffs podcast

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

Deadline approaching: apply for water journalism grants

The Water Desk is now accepting applications for grants to support coverage of Western water issues and the Colorado River Basin.  

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.

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.

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.

Welcome to The Water Desk

The Water Desk is starting up at a pivotal moment for both journalism and water, not only in our home region but also around the world.