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

Behind the wheel

- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Can’t have a rainbow without a li’l rain

Rainbows invoke optimism that the rain has come followed by sun – perfect growing conditions and full rivers for irrigation!

NWNL Expedition Spotlights California Drought! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFy5b_rG1qI  Chasing California's Thirst   March 14-26, 2014 Expedition No Water No Life will visit the Sacramento Delta from San Francisco Bay to Antioch, the Sacramento River from the Delta north to the Butte Sink region, and the San Joaquin River from the Delta south to Bakersfield to document causes, impacts and solutions of California’s … Continue reading NWNL Expedition Spotlights California Drought! 

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

Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana

Kenya’s Lake Turkana is the terminus of Ethiopia’s Omo River, which supplies 90% of the lake’s volume. L. Turkana (180 miles long and up to 30 miles wide) is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and largest alkaline lake. At 1,200 feet elevation, the lake is a closed (endorheic) basin, with high evaporation rates of … Continue reading Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana