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Musings about water communications

Navigating the media as a BIPOC-focused organization

Jessica Jewell June 14, 2021

Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) community organizers, movement leaders, grassroots staff–– have you ever felt like you weren't being heard in interviews, or wondered how to approach a reporter who misrepresented your issues? Whether the media has ever made you ... Read More

Staff spotlight: Jessica Jewell

Jessica Jewell May 28, 2021

Hi there. Jessica here, the Water Hub’s new digital director. I’m incredibly humbled to introduce myself and to have the opportunity to be of service to folks fighting for water justice in the West and to support them to tell their stories.

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How to craft soundbites that stick

Nicole Lampe May 17, 2021

More people than ever before are turning to social media and TV for news, ... Read More

How to look good on video

Kimiko Martinez April 20, 2021

The pandemic has changed the way many nonprofits are doing communications and outreach. Meeting on Zoom and video has become more the norm as we increasingly rely on social media to get our message out.

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The opportunity on water

Nicole Lampe April 18, 2021

In my 10+ years of work on water, I've seen a steady increase in the amount of attention this vital resource receives in the press and in politics. This is partly driven by crises like Flint and Winter Storm Uri, but we wouldn't see the current level of awareness without organizing from every corner of the ... Read More

Voters want U.S. to invest in water

Sarah Bucci March 18, 2021

More than 9 in 10 voters (93%) believe fixing America’s outdated and unsafe drinking water systems should be a top priority for President Biden’s economic recovery plan, according to our Read More

Tracking water news in the West

Nicole Lampe March 5, 2021

Following up on last summer's analysis of water news in COVID times, the Water Hub team just completed a Read More

To op-ed or not ... what's the alternative?

Kimiko Martinez December 17, 2020

If you're in comms, submitting op-eds is probably part of your go-to arsenal of tactics. And if you're an advocate, you've probably written one or tried to place one. But are they really an effective tool? 

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Announcing the digital strategies & communications grantees

Meena Hussain December 5, 2020

When I think about what it means to lead with equity in the movement space, I tend to think about what impact I can make as an individual. Rarely do I have the opportunity to think about how we can be equitable on a grander scale and implement a strategy like redistributing funding. 

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Reflecting on our first year

Nicole Lampe December 15, 2020

Last winter, the Water Hub team met with our Advisory Group* for the first time. We ate arepas and discussed our Western water landscape ... Read More

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