Water Issues Along Egypt’s Nile River

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the 8th blog in our series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses some of today’s most pressing water issues in the Nile River Basin. [NWNL expeditions have covered the Upper Nile, but due … Continue reading Water Issues Along Egypt’s Nile River

Egyptian Irrigation Technology Through the Ages

By Joannah Otis, for No Water No Life (NWNL) This is the 7th blog in the NWNL series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, a sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses irrigation techniques used along the Nile River. [NWNL has completed documentary expeditions to the White and Blue Nile … Continue reading Egyptian Irrigation Technology Through the Ages

Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

By Judy Shaw, with Wil Hemker and John Blakeman for NWNL (Edited by NWNL Director, Alison Jones) Judy Shaw, professional planner and NWNL Advisor, and Wil Hemker, entrepreneurial chemist, are partnering with John Blakeman to promote prairie nutrient-retention strips as a proven way to protect Lake Erie's water. They are encouraging schools and farmers in … Continue reading Lake Erie: A Solution to Vulnerability

Aswan High Dam Leaves an Environmental Legacy

by Joannah Otis for No Water No Life This is the second our blog series on "The Nile River in Egypt" by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, sophomore at Georgetown University. Following her blog "Finding Hapi-ness on the Nile," this essay addresses perhaps the greatest elements of change created thus far by humans along the Nile. [NWNL … Continue reading Aswan High Dam Leaves an Environmental Legacy

Oh, dam!

What Is A Dam? A dam is a structure, often quite large, built across a river to retain its flow of water in a reservoir for various purposes, most commonly hydropower.  In the U.S. there are over 90,000 dams over 6 feet tall, according to American Rivers.  In 2015 half of Earth's major rivers contained … Continue reading Oh, dam!

“Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

A "living wall" of oysters in the South Atlantic. Photo: Alison M. Jones for No Water No Life By Meredith Comi, Restoration Program Director of the NY/NJ Baykeeper  After Hurricane Sandy, it was clear that coastal resiliency had become an immediate priority. Thus, Baykeeper began an innovative project to determine if a “Living Shoreline” of oysters could stabilize … Continue reading “Living Shorelines” Can Fortify Our Coastlines … A Solution at Work in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?

Since the release of the movie "DamNation" over a year ago, over 72 dams have been removed and over 730 miles of rivers were restored across the United States according to the non-profit conservation organization American Rivers. In January of this year, the producers of the movie met with members of Congress and White House … Continue reading Will the movie “DamNation” lead to the removal of the lower four Snake River Dams?