SOIL AND WATER: BIOCHAR

By Alice LeBlanc for NWNL (Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director) This is the second blog in a NWNL series on how soil impacts water quality and availability.  Alice LeBlanc is an economist and independent consultant who lives in NYC.   For more than 25 years, she has worked in both corporate and NGO settings to promote … Continue reading SOIL AND WATER: BIOCHAR

Buzz Numbers

By NWNL Director, Alison Jones As NWNL plans its website redo (to launch this fall), we envision “Buzz Numbers” on the home page.  What?  Well, “Buzz Numbers,” are our Project Manager Sarah’s take-off on “buzz words.”  Just another great tool to quickly project complex concepts.  So, while in that mode, here’s a NWNL BLOG with … Continue reading Buzz Numbers

What We’re Reading #1

Introducing a new semi-regular blog series: What We're Reading!  For two months this winter, our NWNL Director Alison Jones was in Kenya. Among the many interviews and trips to the Omo and Mara River Basins, Alison was also busy reading during this expedition. The goal of this new blog series is to share the books … Continue reading What We’re Reading #1

Just So We Can Survive, We Must Change….

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories charmed Victorian readers with tales such as how the leopard got his spots. In re-reading this childhood classic, I was struck with the idea of Kipling’s whimsy being a parable for climate change adaptation and coping techniques. So… Adaptation in the Mara River Basin paired with Kipling’s Words “There was … Continue reading Just So We Can Survive, We Must Change….

Seeking Nile River Origins via its Tributaries

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the third blog on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses the sources of the Nile  - lakes, tributaries, and a great swamp. [NWNL has completed documentary expeditions to the White and Blue Nile Rivers, … Continue reading Seeking Nile River Origins via its Tributaries

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

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