The Most Endangered Rivers in America – 2014

The worst is California's San Joaquin River: Part of the NWNL California Drought SPOTLIGHT NWNL is contributing images and blogs in support of American Rivers' efforts in the San Joaquin Basin. Two other river basins on American Rivers Top 10 List this year overlap with NWNL case-study watersheds: - The Upper and Middle Mississippi River … Continue reading The Most Endangered Rivers in America – 2014

Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

http://youtu.be/oAxVrUV9tbs A Cascade of Development on the Omo River by International Rivers, with photos by Alison M. Jones, 2014 (11:19). This film outlines how Ethiopia’s new Gibe Dams will cause a 70% water-level reduction over the next 3 years - and thus drastically impact Ethiopia’s Omo River, its Lake Turkana terminus in Kenya, and ½ … Continue reading Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

Alarm Bells are Ringing – Let’s Wake Up

Ten days ago 82,000 tons of coal ash slurry began to spill into North Carolina’s Dan River due to a 48” broken pipe owned by Duke Energy. This is what a similar 2008 coal ash spill in Kingston TN looks like today - 6 years into a still-ongoing cleanup! This past October, NWNL documented the … Continue reading Alarm Bells are Ringing – Let’s Wake Up

Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

THE WHITE NILE RIVER BASIN: One third of Africa’s populations reside in and depend on the natural resources of the Nile River Basin. The White Nile (2300 miles, 3700 km.) is punctuated by Lakes Victoria, Albert, Edward and Kyoga. Climate change, population growth, pollution and infrastructure are currently threatening the natural resources and balance of … Continue reading Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

Water Links Us

By John Thorson THE WHITE NILE RIVER BASIN: One third of Africa’s populations reside in and depend on the natural resources of the Nile River Basin. The White Nile (2300 miles, 3700 km.) is punctuated by Lakes Victoria, Albert, Edward and Kyoga. Climate change, population growth, pollution and infrastructure are currently threatening the natural resources … Continue reading Water Links Us

NWNL documents and studies entire watersheds - not just rivers and lakes, because what happens on the land is what effects water quality and availability.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE FUN!

http://www.youtu.be/4_cE3mKIFbI THE TENNESSEE AND OHIO RIVER NO WATER NO LIFE EXPEDITION HAS JUST ENDED! How many miles did Alison’s ’88 BMW (a.k.a. Black Beauty) travel within the Tennessee and Ohio River Basins during No Water No Life's 5 week documentation of the values and vulnerability of fresh water resources in WV, VA, NC, TN, AL, … Continue reading LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE FUN!

New pix shared

Check out NWNL's new photo gallery - Mara River Basin: Use and abuse of its water resources.

Foiled !

Today I tried to go to the Shiloh Indian Mounds in TN and the Holcut Memorial in MS (dedicated to a town submerged in the 80's when the Feds constructed the Tennessee- Tombigbee Waterway). This is what I saw at both places: It's the same shut gate I've seen on this month's expedition at Great … Continue reading Foiled !