Written by Sarah Kearns, NWNL Project Manager Photos by Alison M Jones With Earth Day coming up in April - and World Water Day observed just last week - we're using this blog to highlight a few important and unique annual observances that are included on the newly updated NWNL Annual Observances Calendar. (Remember to … Continue reading Annual Environmental Observances
Happy World Environment Day!
NANPA News* highlights NWNL and Alison M. Jones
*North American Nature Photography Association newsletter. I’ve always enjoyed water. I grew up on a small rural stream with frogs, moss, trout, rocks and fog. Years later, copiloting over sub-Sahara Africa, I saw clearly that where there was no water, there was no life. Thus, No Water No Life ® (NWNL) became the title of … Continue reading NANPA News* highlights NWNL and Alison M. Jones
Our 20th Expedition!
Please Help Fund the NWNL Lower Mississippi River Expedition September 2 - 30, 2014 Expedition Route NWNL will visit the Lower Mississippi River Basin including: New Orleans, The Delta, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Memphis and small river towns en route. Expedition Focus • Urban and Rural Resiliency to Climate Change. • Coastal Erosion and … Continue reading Our 20th Expedition!
Environmentalism means respect for all beings -human and otherwise.
HAPPY EARTH DAY! Click on images for larger view. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
A river does not just happen; it has a beginning and an end. Its story is written in rich earth, in ice, and in water-carved stone, and its story as the lifeblood of the land is filled with color, music and thunder. ~Andy Russell, The Life of a River
Feelin’ free on a raft…I mean, in a Prius rental car
"We said there warn't no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft." - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain NWNL Director Alison M. Jones is currently following the Mississippi River and … Continue reading Feelin’ free on a raft…I mean, in a Prius rental car
NWNL Honored; and a Reforestation Debate
This month the International League of Conservation Photographers has recognized me as their “Photographer of the Month.” Having been an ILCP Fellow since 2007, I appreciate this honor, especially as it helps NWNL raise awareness of freshwater issues. The timing of this publicity also coincides with national interest on the Mississippi River Flood, problematic pollution … Continue reading NWNL Honored; and a Reforestation Debate
Mara River Basin Expedition – Mara Conservancy
NWNL is now returning to the Mara River Basin for a follow-up to its Mara expedition in Sept–Oct 2009. That last expedition was at the end of a three-year drought. Now the Mara is experiencing its long rainy season with unusually heavy El Niño rains. The comparison between drought and flood conditions in this river basin will be valuable documentation for No Water No Life.
White Nile River Basin Expedition – Jinja 4/10
NWNL will end its White Nile River Basin expedition in Jinga on Lake Victoria, the head of the Victoria Nile. With the guidance of a member of the National Association of Professional Engineers, NWNL will photograph fishing on Lake Victoria, the Bujagali and Owen Falls dams, and a local resettlement village created for those who had to be moved out of the Bujagali Reservoir. Discussions will focus on the processes followed (or not followed) in constructing these hydro dams and on other Nile River Basin projects …