The series, available to publish for free, looks at how the Mississippi River basin is adapting to increased rainfall.
Ropeik brings a decade of experience covering the environment for public radio stations and regional collaboratives across the country.
Partnership will help important environmental news reach the widest possible audience.
Wendland, a veteran environmental journalist, will manage journalist contributions and the distribution of content across the region.
The Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk is actively recruiting journalists and newsrooms to join their network.