Nile River Flora

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life (NWNL) This is the 5th blog in the NWNL series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, a sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses the history and uses of the most prevalent types of flora growing in the Nile River Basin. [NWNL … Continue reading Nile River Flora

2016 Flooding in Vicksburg and a NWNL 2014 Interview with US Army Corps of Engineers

THIS WEEK's RECORD-BREAKING MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD This winter’s costly Mississippi River Flood is now predicted to crest at Vicksburg on Friday Jan 15 at approximately 52 feet – 9 feet above the USGS official flood level.  The home of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg has known great changes in its river hydrology.  In … Continue reading 2016 Flooding in Vicksburg and a NWNL 2014 Interview with US Army Corps of Engineers

Your T-shirt and water consumption

Did you know that the total usable freshwater supply for ecosystems and humans is less than 1 percent of all freshwater resources? How the world uses freshwater: • about 70 percent for irrigation • about 22 percent for industry • about 8 percent for domestic use Source: World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) Did you know … Continue reading Your T-shirt and water consumption