NWNL photos featured in article

NWNL images from the Omo River Basin are featured in a recent article by Peter Bosshard,  How Chinese Loans Could Fuel Regional Conflict in East Africa. He writes, "The indigenous peoples of the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana are extremely poor, but well-armed. They have a long history of resource conflicts over water, fisheries, … Continue reading NWNL photos featured in article

Alternatives for Pastoralists

NWNL is currently in Kapenguria, Kenya, investigating alternative lifestyles that could be adopted by Turkana people left without fish or grazing lands due to reduction of Lake Turkana's water level because of Gibe dams and agricultural schemes in Ethiopia. NWNL documents a CABESI Project Initiative:  ALTERNATE LIVELIHOODS TO PASTORALISM:  Training individuals and groups in beekeeping, … Continue reading Alternatives for Pastoralists

Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana

Kenya’s Lake Turkana is the terminus of Ethiopia’s Omo River, which supplies 90% of the lake’s volume. L. Turkana (180 miles long and up to 30 miles wide) is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and largest alkaline lake. At 1,200 feet elevation, the lake is a closed (endorheic) basin, with high evaporation rates of … Continue reading Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana

NWNL highlights

• NWNL featured on the Live Green Be Green Blog! Read the article. • SEJ member and Environmental Journalist, Allie Wilkinson, reviews Blue Beyond Borders – A Sandy Benefit in which Alison M. Jones and other panelists examine water issues and climate change to raise over $4,500! • Check out pics from recent expeditions to … Continue reading NWNL highlights