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
We love the Raritan River! Celebrate RARITAN RIVER WEEK April 16-30, 2016! Check out the events page for rain barrel workshops, nature walks, stream cleanups, composting/gardening sessions and more for people of all ages to enjoy! There's also a great list of resources for the region which includes maps of parks and protected areas, a … Continue reading Raritan River Week!
By Judy Shaw, Ph.D., Urban Environmental Planner, Watershed Policy Coordinator, Author The Raritan River, a long unsung treasure of New Jersey, was high on the list of special places for No Water No Life Founder and Director, Alison Jones. She lived in this NWNL case-study watershed all through her childhood and much of her adulthood. … Continue reading The Raritan River We Know and Love
Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.
Mention of water usage in Las Vegas prompts most people to roll their eyes in exasperation. I saw this last week during a lecture on mega-droughts presented to an audience of environmentalists. Few realized that, rather than being the “ugly sister” of wise water consumption, Las Vegas - even with all casinos, glitz and fountains … Continue reading A Cinderella Story: Las Vegas isn’t a Water Hog
Almost 5 years of drought, now combined with recent rainfall-induced flooding, has weakened California's levees. Culprits are soil cracking that allows water seepage, soil-strength reduction, land subsidence and erosion, all of which NWNL observed on its California Spotlight expeditions in 2014 and 2015. Fifty-five percent of California's levee systems are now in danger of failing … Continue reading Drought and Flooding increases CA Levees risk of failure
- Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director