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H2O Radio: Journalism About Water

Award-Winning Reporting about the World's Most Vital Resource

What do you picture when you hear the word  water ? A cool, refreshing drink? A dip in a mountain lake? The beach? Perhaps you recall your morning shower, or watering your garden.

You probably didn't picture power plants or your laptop, but water is ubiquitous in our lives—although it's not always apparent how. Water sustains us. It powers our cities, grows our crops, and helps fabricate our products, yet not everyone knows where their water comes from or the increasing demands being placed upon this essential resource.

Water is life. It covers nearly three-quarters of our planet, yet fresh drinking water is under threat from climate change, contamination, and ecosystem destruction. At H2O Radio we won't hesitate to tackle tough topics and challenge common assumptions in order to educate and inspire stewardship of this fundamental molecule upon which all life depends.

Signal, Not Noise

Now more than ever we're committed to delivering high-quality journalism in the public interest, stories other outlets can't—or won't—tell. H2O Radio is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and subscribes to their standards of editorial independence.

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