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

Meet The 28-Year-Old Californian Trying To Save The Colorado River

The Colorado River is in crisis — one of the worst in recorded history. For the past several months, the seven states that use Colorado River water have been trying to come up with a plan to keep the river from collapsing. California is the single largest user of Colorado River water, which means that any effort to save the river involves California making some serious cuts. 

New Mexico and Rio Grande Journalism Project

This page explains how journalists can apply to The Water Desk for funding to support their coverage of water issues connected to New Mexico and the Rio Grande. We will...

Using drone and aerial imagery – Water Buffs Podcast ep. 6 – Mitch Tobin

Journalist Geoff McGhee talks to Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin about how still images and video footage captured by planes and drone help explain water issues.

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 home to a collaborative network of media outlets that cross-publish content related to Western water issues. Members are encouraged to share content, promote one another’s work...

Apply for funding from The Water Desk

We are not currently accepting applications for grants. To learn about future funding opportunities for journalists and media outlets, please subscribe to our newsletter. The information below applies to...