Women in Freshwater Management

A NextGen Blog post by Johanna Mitra, Stony Brook University. All Photos © Alison M. Jones. Johanna Mitra is currently an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University. She is majoring in ecosystems and human impact with a focus on wildlife conservation and minoring in geospatial science. This blog was written in honor of Women’s History…

Climate Change in Africa’s Mara and Omo Basins

A NextGen Blog by Lauren Rose, University of Exeter. All Photos © Alison M. Jones, unless otherwise noted. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. This NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts students’ essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to…

HydroDam Threats to Omo & Turkana Tribes

A NextGen Blog post by Marianne Swan, State University of New York, Oneonta. All Photos © Alison M. Jones. This is the latest post to our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series. Since 2007, NWNL has supported watershed education with college internships and blogging opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series posts our student essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and…

The Weight of Life

By Sarah Ross, NWNL Project Manager Photos © Alison M Jones INTRODUCTION  While in Ethiopia in 2005, NWNL Director Alison Jones witnessed health issues, known as fistulas faced by African girls and women tasked to carry heavy jugs of water. Her visit to Addis Ababa's Fistula Hospital and research led to her essay on women…

World Conservation Day 2017

In honor of World Conservation Day, NWNL wants to share some of it's favorite photographs from over the years of each of our case-study watersheds. Trout Lake in the Columbia River Basin Aerial view of the largest tributary of the Lower Omo River Canoeing on the Mississippi River Fisherman with his canoe on the shore…