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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. #10 - Water and Colonialism in New Mexico - Julia Bernal

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #10 - Water and Colonialism in New Mexico - Julia Bernal

    Climate change, extractive industries and population growth threaten New Mexico’s water supplies, especially for indigenous communities. We talk to advocate and director of the Pueblo Action Alliance, Julia Bernal, about potential solutions to these inequities and the legacy of colonialism in the state. Take a deep dive into water news, check out the Water Desk’s FREE multimedia library, and find more Water Buffs Podcast content at https://waterdesk.org/

    • 37 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #9 - Water and Climate Change in New Mexico - Laura Paskus

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. #9 - Water and Climate Change in New Mexico - Laura Paskus

    Laura Paskus, a journalist with New Mexico PBS, talks to Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin about her water reporting and her book, At the Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate. Take a deep dive into water news, check out the Water Desk’s FREE multimedia library, and find more Water Buffs Podcast content at https://waterdesk.org/

    • 41 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. # 8 - Paddling the Green River to Report on Western Water - Heather Hansman

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. # 8 - Paddling the Green River to Report on Western Water - Heather Hansman

    The Green River is the most significant tributary of the Colorado River. Journalist Heather Hansman floated the Green in a pack raft to explore water issues in the American West and then wrote a fascinating book about her journey. We also talk to Heather about her reporting on water issues on the Navajo Nation.
    Take a deep dive into water news, check out the Water Desk’s FREE multimedia library, and find more Water Buffs Podcast content at https://waterdesk.org/

    • 43 min
    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. # 7 - Solving Water Insecurity on the Navajo Nation - Kaitlin Harris

    Water Buffs Podcast - Ep. # 7 - Solving Water Insecurity on the Navajo Nation - Kaitlin Harris

    About one-third of Navajo Nation residents lack running water in their homes and water pollution remains a serious issue in the region. We talk to Kaitlin Harris of DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project about solutions to these pressing problems.
    Take a deep dive into water news, check out the Water Desk’s FREE multimedia library, and find more Water Buffs Podcast content at https://waterdesk.org/

    • 29 min
    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), which offers photos and videos of key rivers and water-related locations in the Colorado River Basin and beyond.
     
    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

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