Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int’l photo contest!

Please LIKE our photo on FB in a Biodiversity Int'l photo contest! It shows a reason for hope that the 300 thousand people who depend on Lake Turkana will not resort to conflict as they watch their lake disappear… Negotiating environmental justice Can international attention halt dam projects? As Ethiopia's Omo River is depleted by…

Today is the International Day of Action for Rivers!

NWNL strives to raise awareness EVERY DAY of the vulnerability of our freshwater resources since the planet has a finite supply for an ever-increasingly thirsty and growing global population. But today is special --  as explained by International Rivers, a NWNL partner in awareness-raising: "Every year, thousands of people around the world lift their voices…

Ethiopia: Dams threaten Indigenous communities, Omo Valley, Lake Turkana

http://youtu.be/oAxVrUV9tbs A Cascade of Development on the Omo River by International Rivers, with photos by Alison M. Jones, 2014 (11:19). This film outlines how Ethiopia’s new Gibe Dams will cause a 70% water-level reduction over the next 3 years - and thus drastically impact Ethiopia’s Omo River, its Lake Turkana terminus in Kenya, and ½…

NWNL photos featured in article

NWNL images from the Omo River Basin are featured in a recent article by Peter Bosshard,  How Chinese Loans Could Fuel Regional Conflict in East Africa. He writes, "The indigenous peoples of the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana are extremely poor, but well-armed. They have a long history of resource conflicts over water, fisheries,…

Dam and Irrigation Projects Threaten Lake Turkana

Kenya’s Lake Turkana is the terminus of Ethiopia’s Omo River, which supplies 90% of the lake’s volume. L. Turkana (180 miles long and up to 30 miles wide) is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and largest alkaline lake. At 1,200 feet elevation, the lake is a closed (endorheic) basin, with high evaporation rates of…