NWNL “Pool of Books” 2017

NWNL has compiled a list of new and old favorite books about water issues and our case-study watersheds for your reference for gifts and for the New Year. Many of the authors and publishers are personal friends of NWNL. All of them are worth reading. The links provided below go to Amazon Smile, where a … Continue reading NWNL “Pool of Books” 2017

Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int’l photo contest!

Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int'l photo contest! It shows a reason for hope that the 300 thousand people who depend on Lake Turkana will not resort to conflict as they watch their lake disappear… Negotiating environmental justice Can international attention halt dam projects? As Ethiopia's Omo River is depleted by … Continue reading Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int’l photo contest!

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

New web gallery of Pokot Land and People

Upstream dams on the Omo River continue to put pressure on the northern Kenyan Pokot and Turkana tribes, who have been fighting for generations over diminishing resources, water access, grazing lands, and livestock. On a recent expedition, No Water No Life documented alternative options for the local indigenous pastoralists and fishermen. Development projects included bee-keeping … Continue reading New web gallery of Pokot Land and People

Images of Ferguson Gulf Fish Market, Kenya

“We want people to focus on this region’s ecological dependence on this lake, the conflict potential if water levels fall and the national pride for this resource-rich lake that produces 30–40 tons of fish per year for Kenya,” states Ikal Angelei. NWNL had great photo ops and interviews at the Lake Turkana Fish Market on Ferguson's Gulf, Lodwar, Kapenguria and south from there along Muruni River, a tributary of the Turkwell River which flows into Lake Turkana. 

Can this baby hold onto its culture?

Southwest Ethiopia is arid; but monsoon rains in Omo River highlands have sustained generations of indigenous people downstream. Over many millennia, stable cultural systems have emerged from patterns of interaction with the perennial Omo River. Here, Nyangatom men are fiercely proud; Karo children are playful and creative; Hamar women are strong; swaddled Mursi babies are loved; … Continue reading Can this baby hold onto its culture?

Alternatives for Pastoralists

NWNL is currently in Kapenguria, Kenya, investigating alternative lifestyles that could be adopted by Turkana people left without fish or grazing lands due to reduction of Lake Turkana's water level because of Gibe dams and agricultural schemes in Ethiopia. NWNL documents a CABESI Project Initiative:  ALTERNATE LIVELIHOODS TO PASTORALISM:  Training individuals and groups in beekeeping, … Continue reading Alternatives for Pastoralists