Category: Research

Archive of Water Hub blogs sharing research on water communications, including poll results, media analysis and reports.

The opportunity on water

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 country. Advocates have been pushing relentlessly [...]
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Voters want U.S. to invest in water

More than 9 in 10 voters (93%) believe fixing America’s outdated and unsafe drinking water systems should be a top priority for President Biden’s economic recovery plan, according to our new national poll. The American Rescue Plan, passed earlier this month, is sending billions to Tribes, cities, and states to fund critical drinking and wastewater upgrades and provide lower-income families help paying their [...]
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Tracking water news in the West

Following up on last summer's analysis of water news in COVID times, the Water Hub team just completed a February 2021 Western water media scan to see how coverage of our issues has been impacted by recent events like the election, administration change, etc.  We found that political news had indeed crowded out many water stories in the period from November to February, but that the [...]
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