Floods & The Bonnet Carre Spillway

Written by Donna Bush Edited by Alison M Jones Images © Donna Bush This report on Mississippi River flooding in New Orleans follows last week's blog on flooding in Natchez MS, to which today's author Donna Bush also contributed. As a New Orleans freelance writer and photographer, Donna’s passions are focused on the environment, wildlife,…

Portland Harbor’s Superfund Story

Written by Brynn O'Donnell Edited by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M Jones Brynn O'Donnell is a freshwater ecosystem scientist, with a focus on urban biogeochemistry. She also believes in the importance of science accessibility, and practices this by telling stories of the human relationship with water through her podcast, Submerge.…

WATER/WAYS in US Small Towns

All photos © Alison M. Jones NWNL is proud to have its imagery included in the Smithsonian’s WATER/WAYS Exhibit traveling across the US as part of their “Museum on Main Street” program. From now until Feb 2020, WATER/WAYS will be shown in small towns that face water availability, quality and usage challenges. Smithsonian believes photography…

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 -…

The Clean Water Act: Analysis

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern Edited by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All photos © Alison M. Jones Isabelle Bienen is at Northwestern University studying Social and Environmental Policy and Legal Studies. As a NWNL summer intern, she wrote 5 blogs on the 1972 US Clean Water Act [CWA] and its role in NWNL’s 3 US…