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

Water Desk expands free multimedia library

The Water Desk is excited to be partnering with photojournalist Ted Wood to expand our free multimedia library of water-related imagery.

Water Desk offers grants for coverage of Colorado River Basin

The Water Desk is now accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 to support water journalism related to the Colorado River Basin.

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...

Introducing the Water Buffs podcast

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

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.

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...

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.