The Great Giver: The Nile River

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life (NWNL) This is the 9th and final blog in the NWNL series on the Nile River in Egypt by NWNL Researcher Joannah Otis, a sophomore at Georgetown University. This essay addresses the human uses of the Nile River.  [NWNL expeditions have covered the Upper Nile, but due…

Finding Hapi-ness on the Nile

By Joannah Otis for No Water No Life  As the Nile River Basin is one of  6 NWNL case-study watersheds, NWNL has documented Ethiopia’s Blue Nile and Uganda’s White Nile.  Due however to current challenges faced by photojournalists visiting Egypt and Sudan, NWNL is using other resources to analyze the availability, quality and usage of…

NWNL Interview with Ray Gardner featured in Terralingua Langscape

NWNL’s Alison M. Jones interviewed Ray Gardner, Chairman of the five tribes of the Chinook Nation, in June 2007. The interview describes the historic ties the Chinook people have had with the Columbia River, their practices to keep the river healthy, and effects of dams and other infrastructure placed along our rivers. You can read…

Omo Valley Cultures in Ethiopia

If man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain life from them. ~ The Code of Hammurabi, 1760 BC