Water books

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Want to go deep and really learn about water issues? Here’s a list of great nonfiction books on (Western) water issues, curated by Mitch Tobin, director of The Water Desk. These titles are also collected on an Amazon Idea List.

The Water Desk’s mission is to increase the volume, depth and power of journalism connected to Western water issues. We're an initiative of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Water Desk launched in April 2019 with support from the Walton Family Foundation. We maintain a strict editorial firewall between our funders and our journalism. The Water Desk is seeking additional funding to build and sustain the initiative.