H2O Media Ltd

Journalism About Water and the Environment

aka H2O Radio   |   Denver, CO   |  http://h2oradio.org/

Mission

The H2O Radio VISION is to raise awareness about water—the world's most vital resource. The H2O Radio MISSION is to create tools and programs to generate conversations about water issues both local and global to foster an appreciation for water and motivate audiences toward water conservation.

Notes from the nonprofit

H2O Radio is a small nonprofit with large aspirations. We are the only media program focused solely on water. Our model of combining podcasts with a highly informative website offering not only audio, but actionable links makes H2O Radio an invaluable resource for educating the public about water issues and concerns so they can be make informed decisions in their daily lives and respond to policy and legislation made by their representatives in government.

Ruling year info

2014

Board Member

Ms. Frani Halperin

Director

Mr. Jamie Sudler

Main address

2359 Kearney St

Denver, CO 80207 USA

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EIN

46-3205286

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Radio (A34)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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"This Week in Water"

"This Week in Water” is a wrap-up of water in the news distributed to public radio stations and available online as a podcast. The short program (6 minutes) highlights issues such as drought, scientific discoveries, pollution, politics, etc. around the globe.

Population(s) Served

H2O Radio’s most powerful tool is its in-depth, time-intensive and high-impact Investigative Reporting, which deeply examines lawsuits, scientific research, industry data, and governmental policy and reports as well as conducts direct inquiry with affected parties about water-related issues from drought to wildfire to pollution. Investigative Reporting pieces are produced bimonthly, with all research and reporting conducted by Jamie Sudler and Frani Halperin. Current examples include:

"High, Dry and Overwhelmed" is an ongoing investigative piece (spanning the past 12 months to date) covering the presence of the man-made chemical tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) in drinking water wells in the Raton Basin on the Colorado/New Mexico border. TBA is a chemical found in common household items such as nail polish or shellac, but is also used in hydraulic fracturing by drilling companies.

In March 2015, H2O Radio looked at a pervasive, yet little known problem of salting roads in winter in a piece titled, "The Hidden Costs of Road Salts." Through the reporting we discovered that salts are accumulating in streams and groundwater where long after the snows are gone they not only threaten wildlife, but also make drinking water slowly more salty.

In June 2015 H2O Radio conducted one of the most current and thorough reviews of dry cleaning by journalists. The piece, "If Clothes Could Talk, Would They Talk Dirty?" examines the lifecycle of clothes, from the water-intensive and polluting ways in which they're manufactured and dyed, to how they're cleaned. Background research for the story included meeting with GreenEarth Cleaning in Castle Pines, Colorado. In researching the piece, H2O Radio uncovered information that calls into question their dry cleaning practice that has been promoted as "environmentally non-toxic.”

Population(s) Served

Water is a global issue. H2O Radio travels to regions inaccessible to our listeners to raise awareness about issues such as water scarcity and water conflicts. To report on threats to biodiversity for example, H2O Radio traveled to Ecuador to report on the hardship indigenous people face when multinational oil companies drill for oil in the Amazon. Their piece "Want to Save the Amazon? Think like an Ant,” showcases an award-winning model of sustainability developed by a community of Kichwa people who are determined to protect one of the most biodiverse places left on earth.

In the same Radio Postcard series on Biodiversity, H2O Radio went to the Channel Islands National Park off California, called the "Galapagos of North America." Few people visit this gem populated with species found no where else on earth despite its being within 65 miles from Los Angeles. We report on the work being done to protect vulnerable marine mammals and native plants and how "Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a model for sustainability and conservation.

Population(s) Served

"The Confluence” examines the convergence of water, politics and law. H2O Radio reports on legislation that impacts water use as well as the complex topic of water law in the west.

"The Confluence” is the part of H2O Radio's programming that includes live radio programs. We partner with stations to host panels on a range of issues such as new dam contraction to water planning.

"The Confluence” is also the part of H2O Radio's programming that includes interviews from conferences. Stories have included coverage of the 2015 Boulder County Watershed Summit, examining the sobering impact climate change will have on Colorado’s future.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

H2O Radio seeks to meet the urgent need for independent investigative reporting on water issues in order to provoke changes in research, alter the public debate, and influence individuals’ knowledge, beliefs, and behavior. H2O Radio seeks to represent the public interest, promote an informed and engaged citizenry, and protect our collective water future.

H2O Radio creates in-depth, time-intensive and high-impact bimonthly Investigative Reporting that deeply examines issues related to water resources and conservation including lawsuits, scientific research, industry data, governmental policy and reports, and conducts direct inquiry with affected parties about water-related issues from drought to wildfire to pollution. H2O Radio also produces a weekly news segment on water issues around the globe, "This Week in Water" aired on public media stations around the country.

Frani Halperin has a degree in landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley which gave her a strong environmental foundation to understand issues around hydrology, geology, soils, land use, etc. She is a highly skilled creative adept at audio and video editing, web and graphic design and writing.

Jamie Sudler is an attorney with skills in political analysis, management, budget, operations, on-air news report in and panel moderation.

H2O Radio maintains strong relationships with universities, scientists, government officials, utilities, politicians, researchers, environmental organizations and public radio stations.

In two years, with limited time and funds, H2O Radio has produced fifteen feature stories, over 70 weekly news reports via "This Week in Water" and hosted two live radio panels and three conference panels.

H2O Radio’s content is aired on over 20 stations, including NPR affiliates, and Science360, the radio program of the National Science Foundation.

H2O Radio's content has been featured in online publications such as Brown & Caldwell’s prestigious newsletter, “BC Water News,” which has 30,000 subscribers and the 4GreenBusiness newsletter distributed through LinkedIn.

Financials

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H2O Media Ltd

Board of directors
as of 2/12/2018
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Board co-chair

Ms. Frani Halperin


Board co-chair

Mr. Jamie Sudler

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No