Desertification and Global Drought

A NextGen Blog post by Johanna Mitra, Stony Brook University.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 student essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to…

Climate Change v. Botswana’s Waters & Economy

A NextGen Blog post by John Olson, Michigan State University 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 student essays; sponsors a forum for our student contributors; and invites upper-level students to propose work focused on watershed values, threats and solutions.…

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 -…