Archive for November, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from No Water No Life

November 27, 2013

“Over the river and through the woods
To grandmother’s house we go.”
Wherever you are, we wish you a warm, happy and safe holiday.

We’ve enjoyed this seasons colors enriched by rains,
murmurings of meandering creeks, and watershed wetlands,
tributaries and confluences.

Without rivers, we’d miss this glory of flora and fauna. We thank all who are working to protect our freshwater resources and habitats.

As we share our harvests, thanks to all who help NWNL by giving us interviews; sending watershed news; following our blog and social media; and fueling us with donations or a pat on the back!!

May we all find time today to give each other a pat on the back and enjoy the glory of a river or the peace of a quiet pond.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
from Alison, Jasmine and Alysha

All photos are from our Sept-Oct Expedition along the
Tennessee, Cumberland and Ohio Rivers ©Alison M. Jones

November 22, 2013

NWNL documents and studies entire watersheds – not just rivers and lakes, because what happens on the land is what effects water quality and availability.

USA: Louisiana, Baton Rouge on east bank of Mississippi River, petro-chemical plants in what is called "Cancer Alley"

USA: Louisiana, Baton Rouge on east bank of Mississippi River, petro-chemical plants in what is called “Cancer Alley” © Alison M. Jones for http://www.nowater-nolife.org

USA:  Louisiana, Baton Rouge, levee covered by stabilizing mats on east side of Mississippi River at sunrise, accessed just below Gardere St,

USA: Louisiana, Baton Rouge, levee covered by stabilizing mats on east side of Mississippi River at sunrise, accessed just below Gardere St © Alison M. Jones for http://www.nowater-nolife.org

USA:  Mississippi, Mississippi River Basin, Yazoo-Mississippi Delta,  Coahoma County, Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, seat of old, rusted cotton gin

USA: Mississippi, Mississippi River Basin, Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, Coahoma County, Clarksdale, The Shack Up Inn, seat of old, rusted cotton gin © Alison M. Jones for http://www.nowater-nolife.org

How long will Earth’s carbon emissions hangover last?

November 20, 2013
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Refinery in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin ©Alison M Jones for NWNL

Resulting climate change affects fresh water availability by creating more extreme floods and droughts worldwide.

Learn more: Overview of Greenhouse Gases on EPA website

Wikipedia: Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s Atmosphere

A Word a Week Challenge: LINES

November 19, 2013

Click on photos to enlarge and view captions.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/a-word-a-week-challenge-lines/#comments

A glimpse of life in the Omo River Basin

November 17, 2013
Ethiopia:  Omo River Basin, Kundama Farm, a Duss tribal farming community, irrigation canal © Alison M. Jones for www.nowater-nolife.org

Ethiopia: Omo River Basin, Kundama Farm, a Duss tribal farming community, irrigation canal © Alison M. Jones for http://www.nowater-nolife.org

View more images here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amj-nwnl/sets/72157626365670325/

making a difference drop by drop

November 15, 2013


It’s all about stewardship.  Without grassroots efforts to protect our clean safe water, nothing will happen.
Politicians and decision-makers need to hear your voice.

AFRICAN PROVERB:  “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.”

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Omo Valley Cultures in Ethiopia

November 13, 2013

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If man fails to honor the rivers,
he shall not gain life from them.

~ The Code of Hammurabi, 1760 BC

at the confluence

November 8, 2013

The travel theme this week on Ailsa’s blog is: Connections. NWNL decided to join in (pun intended)! These are expedition images of river confluences. Click on photos for detail and caption info.

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

cultivating the “scablands”

November 6, 2013

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November 5, 2013
East Africa, Kenya: Mara River Basin, No Water No Life Expedition to the Mau Forest: South Western Mau Catchment, Saino Primary School students in classroom working on assignment linking forests and water supply

Kenya: Mara River Basin, No Water No Life Expedition to the Mau Forest: South Western Mau Catchment, Saino Primary School students in classroom working on assignment linking forests and water supply

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