NWNL photos featured in article

NWNL images from the Omo River Basin are featured in a recent article by Peter Bosshard,  How Chinese Loans Could Fuel Regional Conflict in East Africa. He writes, "The indigenous peoples of the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana are extremely poor, but well-armed. They have a long history of resource conflicts over water, fisheries,…

Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana

Kenya’s Lake Turkana is the terminus of Ethiopia’s Omo River, which supplies 90% of the lake’s volume. L. Turkana (180 miles long and up to 30 miles wide) is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and largest alkaline lake. At 1,200 feet elevation, the lake is a closed (endorheic) basin, with high evaporation rates of…

NWNL highlights

• NWNL featured on the Live Green Be Green Blog! Read the article. • SEJ member and Environmental Journalist, Allie Wilkinson, reviews Blue Beyond Borders – A Sandy Benefit in which Alison M. Jones and other panelists examine water issues and climate change to raise over $4,500! • Check out pics from recent expeditions to…

NWNL Holiday Wish: Peace and Clean Water for All!

NWNL has completed 15 expeditions – and now have only 5 left! We’ve shared our watershed documentation with over 1,000,000 adults and 1000’s of students. We’ve received numerous significant awards and honors. Read our NWNL Progress 2007–2012 outlining our identification of watershed challenges and investigation of sustainable solutions. The sooner we finish our fieldwork, the…

NWNL expands its watershed coverage: This blog post discusses the Amazon’s Belo Monte Dam

… The international attention on the effects of building the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil’s Amazon is just one example of extended coverage we are starting to offer. The impacts surrounding the Belo Monte Dam are comparable to those of two NWNL case-study watersheds. Displacement caused by dams was experienced by British Canadians, First Nations and US communities in the Columbia River Basin, and may be forced on the half-million pastoralists in Ethiopia and Kenya hoping to stop construction of the Gibe Dams on the Omo River.…