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Nicole Lampe

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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

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

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

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

The future of water infrastructure

Nicole Lampe December 8, 2020

With Congress considering billions of dollars in infrastructure funding to help rebuild the economy, we worked with WaterNow Alliance on a video making the case that the next wave of water investments should focus on green and localized ... Read More

Think beyond the paper: getting water news on TV

Nicole Lampe August 28, 2020

Many of us working in communications seem to be forever chasing the mythical front-page newspaper story. There are good reasons for this, of course. 

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The intersection of race and water during the COVID-19 crisis

Nicole Lampe July 23, 2020

As the mother of a soon-to-be first grader, I have always been pretty into handwashing. But the frequency and rigor have definitely increased during the pandemic. Something else that has increased is my awareness of the places that don’t always have enough soap and sinks for everyone to keep clean: Read More

Telling more human and hopeful stories

Nicole Lampe May 28, 2020

I started working in public affairs at a time when sending a press release meant thumbing through the trusty rolodex, and then standing over the fax machine for hours, punching numbers while it screeched away. 

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Join the Water Hub team: We're hiring!

Nicole Lampe May 28, 2020

 The Water Hub is currently hiring for two full-time staff positions!

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