Telling more human and
hopeful stories about water

Who We Are

We are a team of seasoned communications strategists here to support water advocates and experts, uplift traditionally marginalized voices, and add capacity to groups that have historically been under-resourced.

How We Work

The Water Hub is a pro bono communications program of Climate Nexus that uses story-based strategies to advance water justice and resilience. We work to make water communications more accessible and activism more effective, so the people most impacted by water challenges – largely people of color and tribes – have greater power to set the solutions.

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Build Relationships

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Strengthen Voices

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Co-Create Narrative Change

Color of Water: New Expert Directory for People of Color 

The Water Hub recently launched a new interactive Color of Water directory to build voice and visibility for people of color in the water movement. The directory makes it easier for journalists, decision makers, and partners to find people with both first-hand experience and policy, research, and technical expertise who are inspiring community-driven solutions all across the country.

Resources

One of the ways the Water Hub works to strengthen water communications is by doing public opinion and media research and sharing our learning with the field. Check out a few of our recent projects below.

  • 2023 National Voter Poll

    2023 National Voter Poll

    The Water Hub’s 2023 national poll of 2,000 registered voters’ opinions on water infrastructure investments, access, affordability, and safety.

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  • Influencer Engagement Guide

    Influencer Engagement Guide

    How to generate excitement and awareness for water and climate policy issues by partnering with social media influencers and content creators.

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  • Ethical Imagery Guide

    Ethical Imagery Guide

    Communicators have been paying more attention to telling ethical stories. The same considerations are important for visual storytelling, that’s why we partnered with Survival Media Agency¬†to inform us on best practices for everything from sourcing photos to compensating subjects and sharing the final product.

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Services & Support

Our services include:

  • Nonprofit communications strategy
  • On-call media relations
  • Content creation
  • Media and opinion research
  • Training and coaching
  • Messaging advice

The Water Hub works with groups in these areas:

  • Journalists, artists, and other media producers
  • Nonprofit and community-based organizations
  • Tribes and Indigenous rights organizations
  • Scientists and traditional knowledge holders
  • Utility managers, water agencies, and policymakers
  • Sustainable agriculture groups