Corcoran Is Sinking, and We Might Know Why.

We are excited to announce the publication of our latest partner project with SJV Water and The New York Times on the sinking of a small town in California’s San Joaquin Valley.

Toxic Cyanobacteria Choke Water Systems Around California’s Clear Lake

Toxic blooms are a public health risk and increase water treatment costs.

California Tribes Call Out Degradation of Clear Lake

A monitoring program tracks toxic cyanobacteria and influences change.

The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking

The very ground upon which Corcoran, Calif., was built has been slowly but steadily collapsing, a situation caused primarily not by nature but agriculture.

Esther Hurh

Ever since her college years fighting for the establishment of an Asian American studies program, Esther Hurh has committed her energy and talents in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and social justice education. She currently works with a number of different organizations in developing and delivering curriculum and training programs, and managing […]

H2OFAIL

Why Las Vegas Is at the Heart of Western States’ Water Conundrums

Without global action, Las Vegas will experience 71 days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050. The impacts of such climate change are twofold, as less water comes down the Colorado River, and residents use more water in the heat.

Jillian Dudziak

As Design Director, Jillian is passionate about using design to amplify the impactful stories produced by our courageous investigative journalists.

CCIJ Round Up: Lesotho’s Water Woes

A Michigan journalist reports on a rural community’s faulty water supply. Open Up Operations Manager Lailah Ryklief talks diversity, women in tech and responsibility. A new water story out of Lesotho investigates a company draining the water supply of rural villagers. CCIJ is invited to speak at the African Investigative Journalism Conference. Villagers struggle for […]

CCIJ Round-Up: Documenting Mexico

Two mini-documentaries are released on the CCIJ blog. Circle of Blue’s series on water in Texas comes to fruition. Our community gears up for the release of season 2 of Waterless and Transparency Talks.

CCIJ Round Up: New H2OFail Reports Released

Two new reports on the dangers of water collection– both for those gathering and drinking it– are released. Innovation Director Jon Lowenstein publishes two new projects on racism in America. Our community gets to know partner organization Volume, a South African podcasting company, better.