Straining the Mara River

A NextGen Blog by Jacqueline Jobin, University of Minnesota. All Photos © Alison M. Jones, unless otherwise noted. This is the latest NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG post. Since 2007, NWNL has fostered watershed education with internships and blog opportunities. Our NWNL NEXTGEN BLOG series hosts student essays; sponsors a forum for its high school senior, college and grad contributors; and invites proposals from…

A Tale of Two Rivers – Part Two

Written by Judy Auer ShawPhotos © Alison M. Jones Dr. Shaw became a NWNL Advisor after our first interview conducted at Rutgers’ 1st Sustainable Raritan River Initiative in 2009:  Creating a Watershed Web. Her books on NJ’s Raritan River and Ohio’s Cuyahoga describe two rivers that have survived a legacy of abuse thanks to good stewardship. Thus, NWNL…

The Zambezi River Legend

All images below capture the Zambezi River Basin © Alison M. Jones. The charming African legend we quote below refers to Africa's Zambezi River that flows 1677 miles (2700 km) from the point where northwestern Zambia borders Angola, Namibia and Botswana.  It crashes down Victoria Falls, dividing Zimbabwe and Zambia, and runs through Mozambique -…

Day Zero – A Water Warning

By Stephanie Sheng for No Water No Life (NWNL) Edited by NWNL Director, Alison Jones Stephanie Sheng is a passionate strategist for environmental and cultural conservation. Having worked in private and commercial sectors, she now uses her branding and communications expertise to drive behavior change that will help protect our natural resources. Inspired by conservation…

Amboseli Wetlands

by Pongpol Adireksarn for No Water No Life Edited by Alison Jones, NWNL Director Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest and most well-known mountain. The Maasai call it “Ol Dolnyo Oibor” (The White Mountain) because of its snow-capped top, a symbolic landmark for centuries. Besides being picturesque, Kilimanjaro has lived up to its reputation as “The Life-giving…