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

How Wolves Change Rivers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q This video, How Wolves Change Rivers, explains the “balance-of-nature“ phenomena scientists call a "trophic cascade.” NWNL also documented this on its Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Expedition in 2008. When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park, it had a very beneficial impact on the ecosystem and on water flows. Although the video mislabels the elk … Continue reading How Wolves Change Rivers

WANTED: More Potamologists*

*Potamologists - Those who study the science of our river channels and impacts of river infrastructure (dams, levees, bridges, etc.) (civil engineering) The systematic study of the factors affecting river channels to provide the basis for predictions of the effects of proposed engineering works on channel characteristics. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

2nd Annual ‘Mara Day’ to raise awareness of degradation of Mara River basin ecosystem

On September 15th, stakeholders from Kenya, Tanzania and surrounding communities will come together to celebrate Mara Day to focus on the health of the Mara River. Informative activities and presentations aim to foster discussions on water quality, pollution, deforestation, drought and other environmental and social challenges facing the MRB and its sustainable development. More than … Continue reading 2nd Annual ‘Mara Day’ to raise awareness of degradation of Mara River basin ecosystem

Orchestra climbs Farnham Glacier in the Kootenays to play “Requiem For A Glacier” to raise awareness of glacial melt

This weekend over 50 musicians performed in the snow for a glacier. "Requiem for a Glacier" composed by Paul Walde is a 4 movement oratorio. Walde collaborated with arts curator, Kiara Lynch, who recruited and rehearsed volunteers for the project. Approximately 40 choir singers, 50 musicians, a group of sound technicians, mountain guides, a film/video … Continue reading Orchestra climbs Farnham Glacier in the Kootenays to play “Requiem For A Glacier” to raise awareness of glacial melt

Is pollution, fracking, drought, or flooding threatening a river near you?

MAP: America's 21 Most Vulnerable Rivers If you're one of 142 million Americans heading to the outdoors this year, there's a good chance you'll run into one of at least 250,000 rivers in the country. Much of the nation's 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams provide drinking water, electric power, and critical habitat for … Continue reading Is pollution, fracking, drought, or flooding threatening a river near you?

Protect America’s Endangered Rivers

Every year since 1986, American Rivers has teamed up with river conservationists to release an annual report of America's Most Endangered Rivers. This report highlights a number of threats to our rivers and examines risks to communities and wildlife.Three of these Endangered Rivers are tributaries to two NWNL case-study watersheds:  The Columbia River Basin (The … Continue reading Protect America’s Endangered Rivers

will work for clean water

Have a few laughs and check out more of T. McCracken's witty water quality cartoons and ecology cartoons!!!

the art of addressing water conservation

NWNL would like to spotlight artists utilizing art as a platform to raise awareness of water issues. Currently on view at Pace Gallery in NYC -Maya Lin creates sculptural topographies of disappearing watersheds. With recycled silver, steel pins, marble and wood, Lin presents aerial views of waterways exploring environmental issues. Watch a 5 minute video … Continue reading the art of addressing water conservation