The Value of Water in a dry land – Photos from the Omo River Basin

            - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

NWNL at the Columbia River Basin 2014 Transboundary Conference

Thru talks and art journaling, Day 1 of this conference has imparted a sense of how more and more of the diverse stakeholders in this basin are learning to "think like a river" -- if the fish and other species don't recognize boundaries, neither should humans!

The Arkansas Delta

The Mississippi, Arkansas and White Rivers irrigate the flat, fertile lands of the Arkansas Delta, as do the many tributaries, bayous and irrigation ditches. Either muddy water or sandy, dry soil is underfoot – nothing in between. But it is the mix of the two that yields the state’s renowned crops of cotton, soy, corn, … Continue reading The Arkansas Delta

America’s energy leftovers makes its mark

The world's largest deposits of "recoverable" coal are in the U.S. Will we always be exporting coal? - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

Coal exports threaten human health, aquatic life and degrade natural resources

USACE is pulling out of its study of the coal terminal in Portland, Oregon since tribal fishing rights are stopping the process. This is great news, as the Columbia Riverkeeper notes, for the health of the anadromous fish populations as well as human communities in the Lower Columbia River Basin. But this news puts more … Continue reading Coal exports threaten human health, aquatic life and degrade natural resources

Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!

A place as extraordinary as the Okavango Delta certainly deserves to be designated as a World Heritage Site - and finally it is!  As #1000 on that list, it’s one of NWNL’s favorite natural landscapes and wetlands ecosystem. You can see why in the photos. It’s literally an oasis in an arid country with no … Continue reading Botswana’s Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1000th World Heritage Site!

Earth Day Symposium on Awareness of Water Usage

"No resource on earth is more precious—or more endangered—than water."  - Last Call at the Oasis "It's too late for pessimism."  - Alison M. Jones Yesterday, Alison M. Jones (Director of No Water No Life and Conservation Photographer) was one of the panelists at Earth Day’s “Water Symposium” at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, … Continue reading Earth Day Symposium on Awareness of Water Usage