Archive for December, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

December 31, 2014

LET’S ACT TOGETHER as ONE WATERSHED COMMUNITY:

  • scientists and engineers
  • artists and photographers
  • the youth and baby-boomers
  • urban and rural residents
  • citizen-scientists

Many thanks to all NWNL supporters and everyone generating awareness of the importance of our watersheds!

 

Watershed Education for ALL!

December 24, 2014

 IMAGINE… you can help NWNL encourage
grassroots awareness and action. Water issues
are people issues. 

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NWNL HAS REACHED OVER A MILLION PEOPLE with its documentation of watershed threats and solutions. NWNL social media attention is exploding: over 25,000 people viewed one NWNL image last week. Generous grants, gifts and in-kind donations totaling $900,000 have supported NWNL expeditions, educational outreach and information shared in many media these last 8 years.

NWNL needs your help in raising $50,000 to publish
our 8 years of documentation.

FISCAL SUPPORT for our WATERSHED EDUCATION for all
will help us compile and prepare print and video materials from our African and North American expeditions for publication.

YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US FUND:

  • Transcriptions of over 400 NWNL interviews for our new “Voices of the River” feature of inspirational stewardship and stories by scientists and stakeholders
  • Follow-up interviews with the key people working on new technologies and ground-breaking management approaches that offer global models of healthy watersheds
  • Targeted, on-the-spot documentation of critical developments unfolding in our 6 case-study watersheds
  • Publication in print and online on how freshwater availability and quality impacts each of us and our communities

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Please send the most generous gift you can to support
the NWNL commitment to clean freshwater.

Donations can be made via Pay Pal,
or checks made out to “No Water No Life”
(mail to Alison M. Jones,
No Water No Life,
330 East 79th Street,
New York, NY 10075).

THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS
from the NWNL Team!

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Even invasive species can be beautiful

December 19, 2014
Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is one of the world’s worst aquatic weeds. It is characterized by rapid growth rate, extensive reproductive output and broad environmental resistance. It creates dense mats of vegetation that restrict oxygen in water, causing deterioration in water quality, fish mortality and declining biodiversity. A healthy acre of the plant can weigh 200 tons! These floating masses block waterways and harbors, costing millions of dollars of damage every year.
Water hyacinth grows in lakes, estuaries, wetlands, rivers, dams, and irrigation channels on every continent except Antarctica.

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 1.45.53 PM– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Serpentine Curves and Manufactured Angles of the Mississippi

December 17, 2014

Aerial photos of the Atchafalaya Basin.

USA:  Louisiana, Aerial photo of Atchafalaya Basin area,

USA:  Louisiana, Aerial photo of Atchafalaya Basin area, Wax Lake Outlet area

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USA:  Louisiana, Aerial photo of Atchafalaya Basin area, Wax Lake Outlet area

USA:  Louisiana, Aerial photo of Atchafalaya Basin area,

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

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