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Musings about water communications

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

Wildfires and water in the West

Sarah Bucci November 30, 2020


This year’s catastrophic Western wildfires made headlines across the country. With rains returning to much of the region, we invited four experts to talk with us about the intersection of fire and western watersheds in the age of climate change.

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The Color of Water: Building voice & visibility for BIPOC in the water movement

Kimiko Martinez November 10, 2020


When I started my career as a reporter 20 years ago, I didn’t know the first thing about power and voice. I knew that I wanted to uncover truth and to share stories that might help people look at issues in a new way. I wanted to connect with people over their lived experiences and to share their ... Read More

Digital organizing with Community Water Center

Meena Hussain October 30, 2020

I am thrilled to share the virtual recording with you of our latest workshop at Water Hub about Digital Organizing. I facilitated this workshop in partnership with Jerry Jimenez at Community Water Center, who is a trusted partner ... Read More

Water justice in a warming world

Sarah Bucci October 23, 2020

I joined the Water Hub team a few weeks ago and am excited to introduce myself to our community of western water communicators, advocates and partners. Hello! 👋

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Media outreach: 'business as usual' has been obliterated

Kimiko Martinez October 14, 2020

Anyone else tired of hearing about the "new normal"?

Yes, the pandemic has shifted a lot. But there's nothing normal about what's going on in the world ... or how things are going to look when we come out of this.

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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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Yes You Canva!

Meena Hussain August 10, 2020

I have some exciting news: the Water Hub did its first-ever workshop and it was a Canva workshop! We talked all about making memes and how to use Canva to create your designs.

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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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