The Evolution of NWNL

by Alison M. Jones, Director of NWNL My photographic career began in 1985 on my first visit to Africa. After years of photographing landscapes, wildlife and cultures for magazines, exhibits and stock photography, I had the honor of helping start Kenya's Mara Conservancy.  From then on I focused on conservation photography, with NWNL as my signature … Continue reading The Evolution of NWNL

Art as Activism to Save Our Rivers

“Water meanders in and out of every discipline, so we can never have too many poets, hydrologists, urban planners, biologists, lawyers, writers, physicians, NGO’s, or geologists working to amplify and aid water’s voice”, says artist Basia Irland. In Irland’s Receding / Reseeding series, river water is frozen, carved into the form of a book, which … Continue reading Art as Activism to Save Our Rivers

Upcoming Artist Talks

Following Rivers with Alison M. Jones Artist Talk on Saturday 4/11 from 6-7:30pm Join me as I share the inspiration and creative process behind photographs taken while on expedition in Africa and North America for No Water No Life ®. Following Rivers, coordinated with the help of NWNL Exhibition Editor Jasmine Graf, is a compelling … Continue reading Upcoming Artist Talks

NWNL Photo Exhibit, ‘Following Rivers’ opens @ BIRE March 14th

On the banks of our rivers we raise families, grow food, do laundry, fish, swim, celebrate and relax. “Following Rivers,” a new exhibit by conservation photographer and No Water No Life Founding Director Alison M. Jones, tells a visual story of people and the critical water issues they face. Combining the power of photography and … Continue reading NWNL Photo Exhibit, ‘Following Rivers’ opens @ BIRE March 14th

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!

UNDERSTANDING COAL and CARBON and WATER (as U.S. weighs coal regulations and alternatives)

IF COAL = CARBON, how do carbon emissions affect RIVERS, WATERSHEDS and FRESHWATER SUPPLIES? (Facts from THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS) Air pollution: Burning coal creates smog, soot, acid rain, global warming and toxic air emissions. It is the single biggest air polluter in the U.S. and those airborne particulates fall onto land and into … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING COAL and CARBON and WATER (as U.S. weighs coal regulations and alternatives)

National Climate Assessment is required reading for all

Today's New York Times front page - U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods NWNL has witnessed the effects of climate change over 8 years of expeditions to document watersheds in North America and Africa. From wading through flooded towns, running from hurricanes, interviewing farmers tackling long-term drought, trekking with pastoralists … Continue reading National Climate Assessment is required reading for all

Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays

NWNL focuses on solutions to watershed degradation as much as it does on watershed threats. This spring, NWNL guest writer Carly Shields is investigating an exciting innovative approach to reducing pollution and stabilizing shorelines in the New Jersey-New York Raritan and Hudson Bays. Her first report begins: “Oysters are more than something you're served at … Continue reading Oysters for the Raritan and Hudson Bays

Finding Wetlands in a Drought

By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Professional Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog"-April 11, 2014 The phone rang.  That snowy Saturday I was editing photos of Ethiopia’s Omo River.  “Alison, you must cover California’s drought for No Water No Life®.  It’s beyond regional. US and Asian markets … Continue reading Finding Wetlands in a Drought

We’re all connected downstream

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources: Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers - It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s … Continue reading We’re all connected downstream