All photos © Alison M. Jones For 12 years, NWNL has documented six case-studies in North America and Eastern Africa – as well as a Spotlight on the ongoing 7-year California Drought. Thus, this week we want to share our appreciation of nature’s miracles and human stewardship in these special watersheds! NWNL says THANK YOU for … Continue reading A Watershed Thankful List
Tag: Columbia River
The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers
By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social and Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. As NWNL Summer Intern, she wrote a 5-blog series on the history, purpose and current status of the … Continue reading The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers
Wild and Scenic River: Snake River
On December 1, 1975 the Snake River in Oregon was added to the Wild and Scenic River System. 32.5 miles of the river are designated as Wild; and 34.4 miles as Scenic. In addition, the Snake River Headwaters in Wyoming is also in the Wild and Scenic River System. 236.9 miles of the Snake River … Continue reading Wild and Scenic River: Snake River
NWNL “Pool of Books” 2017
NWNL has compiled a list of new and old favorite books about water issues and our case-study watersheds for your reference for gifts and for the New Year. Many of the authors and publishers are personal friends of NWNL. All of them are worth reading. The links provided below go to Amazon Smile, where a … Continue reading NWNL “Pool of Books” 2017
World Conservation Day 2017
In honor of World Conservation Day, NWNL wants to share some of it's favorite photographs from over the years of each of our case-study watersheds. Trout Lake in the Columbia River Basin Aerial view of the largest tributary of the Lower Omo River Canoeing on the Mississippi River Fisherman with his canoe on the shore … Continue reading World Conservation Day 2017
Floods: A Photo Essay
In honor of those devastated by the recent flooding all over the world, including Texas and Florida in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and across Southeast Asia, NWNL takes a look at photos from our archives of flooding in our case study watersheds. Columbia River Basin In British Columbia, Columbia River flooding from melting … Continue reading Floods: A Photo Essay
Our Great Migrators
*NWNL thoughts prior to World Fish Migration Day-5/24.* Many are unaware of the exquisite sarabande of life personified by our migratory species: anadromous fish, birds, monarch butterflies, dragonflies and others. Most migratory species are threatened in one form or another during their annual passages by manmade impediments. Today, on expedition along the Snake River, NWNL … Continue reading Our Great Migrators
Raise public awareness of the values and benefits of our wetlands!
Check out more NWNL photos "Wetlands of the World" - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers!
NWNL strives to raise awareness EVERY DAY of the vulnerability of our freshwater resources since the planet has a finite supply for an ever-increasingly thirsty and growing global population. But today is special -- as explained by International Rivers, a NWNL partner in awareness-raising: "Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices … Continue reading Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers!
A New 65′ Crack Found in Wanapum Dam: NWNL Reflects on “Saving the Past for the Future”
Drummers and Dreamers: Wanapum Indians and the Wanapum Dam On the Columbia River. By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life. On March 1, a 65-foot-long crack was found in the hydroelectric #Wanapum Dam in Grant County WA. This dam generates over 4 million megawatt hours annually, providing power to over 45,000 local … Continue reading A New 65′ Crack Found in Wanapum Dam: NWNL Reflects on “Saving the Past for the Future”