Just So We Can Survive, We Must Change….

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories charmed Victorian readers with tales such as how the leopard got his spots. In re-reading this childhood classic, I was struck with the idea of Kipling’s whimsy being a parable for climate change adaptation and coping techniques. So… Adaptation in the Mara River Basin paired with Kipling’s Words “There was … Continue reading Just So We Can Survive, We Must Change….

Seeking Nile River Origins via its Tributaries

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the third blog on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses the sources of the Nile  - lakes, tributaries, and a great swamp. [NWNL has completed documentary expeditions to the White and Blue Nile Rivers, … Continue reading Seeking Nile River Origins via its Tributaries

Dr. Alan Rice Reviews “The Waste Water Gardener”, by Dr. Mark Nelson

  Reviewer’s Bio: Dr Alan Rice, (Doctor of Engineering Science) has conducted research in a number of fields, directing attention to environmental issues. He draws on experience from extensive global travel, having spent significant time in many countries.   Information about Dr. Mark Nelson's "The Waste Water Gardener" NWNL Director’s Note: As one of 8 … Continue reading Dr. Alan Rice Reviews “The Waste Water Gardener”, by Dr. Mark Nelson

Aswan High Dam Leaves an Environmental Legacy

by Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the second our blog series on "The Nile River in Egypt" by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. Following her blog "Finding Hapi-ness on the Nile," this essay addresses perhaps the greatest elements of change created thus far by humans along the Nile. [NWNL … Continue reading Aswan High Dam Leaves an Environmental Legacy

Oh, dam!

What Is A Dam? A dam is a structure, often quite large, built across a river to retain its flow of water in a reservoir for various purposes, most commonly hydropower.  In the U.S. there are over 90,000 dams over 6 feet tall, according to American Rivers.  In 2015 half of Earth's major rivers contained … Continue reading Oh, dam!