Egyptian Irrigation Technology Through the Ages

By Joannah Otis, for No Water No Life (NWNL) This is the 7th blog in the NWNL series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, a sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses irrigation techniques used along the Nile River. [NWNL has completed documentary expeditions to the White and Blue Nile … Continue reading Egyptian Irrigation Technology Through the Ages

Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

By Judy Shaw, with Wil Hemker and John Blakeman for NWNL (Edited by NWNL Director, Alison Jones) Judy Shaw, professional planner and NWNL Advisor, and Wil Hemker, entrepreneurial chemist, are partnering with John Blakeman to promote prairie nutrient-retention strips as a proven way to protect Lake Erie's water. They are encouraging schools and farmers in … Continue reading Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

The Water Scarcity Problem That’s Destroying Countries Pt. 2: The Consequences

Guest Blog by John Hawthorne The main aspects of economic water scarcity are: A lack of infrastructure with poor sanitation policies. The population has no other choice but to rely on rivers and lakes for their hydration. Much of the water is used for agriculture and domestic chores. Evidence suggests that in many cases the water … Continue reading The Water Scarcity Problem That’s Destroying Countries Pt. 2: The Consequences

World Wetlands Day 2018

World Wetlands Day - February 2, 2018 blog by Sarah Kearns, NWNL Project Manager Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa What are "wetlands"? Synonyms: Marsh, fen, bog, pothole, mire, swamp, bottomlands, pond, wet meadows, muskeg, slough, floodplains, river overflow, mudflats, saltmarsh, sea grass beds, estuaries, and mangroves. Development on edge of Columbia Wetlands, British Columbia Worldwide, wetlands … Continue reading World Wetlands Day 2018