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‘Pumped Dry:’ Behind the Knight-Risser Prize Winning Series on Groundwater

Steve Castillo
Knight-Risser Prize Symposium
Jan. 25, 2017
February 10, 2017

At the Knight-Risser Prize Symposium on Jan. 25, Ian James, an environment reporter for the Palm Springs based Desert Sun, talked about a growing crisis in groundwater supplies. James worked with colleagues at the Desert Sun and USA Today to put together a dramatic, globe-spanning series about groundwater overdraft, which was the winner of the 2016 Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism. The prize is jointly administered by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University.

Read a summary of the 2017 Symposium with photos and complete video.