Media and journalism

On this page you’ll find a guide to water media and examples of great water journalism. Have a suggestion for a story or outlet to add? Please email

Water news sources

One of the best ways to educate yourself about water issues is to start consuming some of the great work that journalists produce every day on the subject. Here we present a list of media outlets, bloggers, and other sources of water coverage.

The water field also has a number of helpful websites that aggregate coverage and deliver the latest news to you through email and other means.




Great water journalism

Below are some of the many great journalism projects that have been devoted to Western water issues and the Colorado River in recent years. You can see the journalism produced by our grantees on this page.

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Do you know of other great water-related journalism or valuable sources of journalistic coverage of Western water issues? Please contact us so we can consider adding to this page.

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. Click here to donate.