Luke Runyon
Journalist, covering water in the Western U.S.
2024 Speaker


Luke Runyon is a journalist covering water and climate change in the western U.S. He is co-director of The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Environmental Journalism, where he works with news organizations and reporters throughout the Colorado River and Rio Grande areas to cover the region's water issues. In 2023, he hosted the podcast Thirst Gap: Learning to Live with Less on the Colorado River.