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The Water Buffs podcast features in-depth interviews with experts and leaders who can explain the challenges confronting our water resources—and potential solutions. We’ll be interviewing journalists, scientists, policymakers, advocates, water users, and other stakeholders. Visit waterdesk.org for more.

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The Water Buffs podcast features in-depth interviews with experts and leaders who can explain the challenges confronting our water resources—and potential solutions. We’ll be interviewing journalists, scientists, policymakers, advocates, water users, and other stakeholders. Visit waterdesk.org for more.

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #6 - Using Drone and Aerial Imagery - Mitch Tobin

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #6 - Using Drone and Aerial Imagery - Mitch Tobin

    Journalist Geoff McGhee talks to Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin about how still images and video footage captured through aerial tours and drone flights can help explain water issues.

    Check out The Water Desk’s FREE multimedia library (https://waterdesk.org/multimedia).

    NOTE: This episode was recorded before the pandemic forced Lighthawk to shift to pilot-only flights, but we are now using mounted GoPros to capture imagery.

    • 44 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #5 - Studying the Snowpack in a Changing Climate - Noah Molotch

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #5 - Studying the Snowpack in a Changing Climate - Noah Molotch

    Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Noah Molotch, Director of the Center for Water Earth Science & Technology (CWEST) at the University of Colorado Boulder, about the importance of
    snow to our water supply and what the future may hold for the American West’s snowpack.

    Visit waterdesk.org for more!

    • 47 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #4 - Rivers as Economic Engines - Fay Hartman

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #4 - Rivers as Economic Engines - Fay Hartman

    Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Fay Hartman, Conservation Director of the Colorado River Basin Program at American Rivers, about a new American Rivers report that examines the economic value of rivers and our nation’s crumbling water infrastructure. The report calls for Congress to invest $500 billion over 10 years on water infrastructure and river restoration.

    • 33 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #3 - Water, Money, and Power in Colorado - Heather Sackett

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #3 - Water, Money, and Power in Colorado - Heather Sackett

    Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Heather Sackett, managing editor at Aspen Journalism, about water issues in Colorado, including several stories that explore the potential transfer of water from rural areas to growing cities.

    • 33 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #2 - Water Managers Cope with Climate Change - Cynthia Koehler

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #2 - Water Managers Cope with Climate Change - Cynthia Koehler

    Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to Cynthia Koehler, director of the Water Now Alliance, about the many challenges facing water providers and the solutions they are pursuing to make water systems more resilient and sustainable.

    • 47 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #1 - Data Vis for Water Journalism - Geoff McGhee

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #1 - Data Vis for Water Journalism - Geoff McGhee

    Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin talks to our data visualization consultant, Geoff McGhee, about how data visualizations can engage audiences and shed light on water issues.

    Dive deep into water issues at waterdesk.org

    • 34 min

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