Privatized and Aging US Water Infrastructure

A NextGen Blog by Michelle O’Brien, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.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…

Imagining an Entire River System

Aerial Photos by Joe Mish and Alison M Jones, on flight granted to NWNL by LightHawk Joe Mish has always lived in sight of New Jersey's Raritan River, with his early years spent roaming its clay banks, streams, tidal creeks and the Lower Raritan swamps near Crab Island. Currently, Joe lives further upstream on the…

A California Water Crisis   

A NextGen Blog post by Lauren Rose, University of ExeterAll 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. 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…

America’s Best River Towns

By Sarah Ross and Alison M. JonesPhotos by Alison M. Jones American River’s recent blog, “America’s 8 Best River Towns” features four towns NWNL has also enjoyed while on its US watershed expeditions. This inspired us to create this mini "River Town Photo Log" of those 4 historic and unique river towns and 5 other…

No Justice – No Water – No Life

By Sarah RossAll Photos © Alison M. Jones The interconnection between environmental and social issues is undeniable. As environmental justice gains momentum in facing the most pressing issues of our time, NWNL has consciously intensified its coverage of issues disproportionately facing Black, Indigenous, Latinx, African and other marginalized communities. We are reexamining environmental injustice issues…