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.


Build Relationships


Strengthen Voices


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.


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.

  • 2022 Western water media scan

    2022 Western water media scan

    What’s up in water news? We look back on the media conversation around Western water supply, safety, and access in this year’s scan of water news.


  • June 2022 National Voter Poll

    June 2022 National Voter Poll

    Download our June 2022 national voter poll to learn more about voter sentiments about infrastructure spending, the Clean Water Act, the Farm Bill, drought response, water bill assistance, and more.


  • Tip sheet: Communicating at the water-climate nexus

    Tip sheet: Communicating at the water-climate nexus

    Climate change can be polarizing but, luckily, concern for healthy rivers, safe drinking water, and support for regulating water pollution remains popular. We pulled together resources for water groups to more effectively communicate about the water-climate nexus. 


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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