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.…

Desalination Explained

By Paddy Padmanathan (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) Pictures and graphics provided by Paddy Padmanathan Mr. Padmanathan, a professional civil engineer for over 35 years, is President and CEO of ACWA Power, a company that delivers desalinated water in 11 countries. His goal today is to promote localization of technology and industrialization of…

Glossaries: A Tool for Understanding

Written by NWNL Intern Lucy Briody Edited by Alison M Jones, NWNL Director No Water No Life Summer 2018 Intern Lucy Briody is a sophomore at Colgate University where she is majoring in Environmental Geography and minoring in English and Women’s Studies. Part of her work this summer has been dedicated to creating an updated…

Stewardship Means All Hands on Board

As I was going through our photo archive for another project, I noticed a repetition of hands in pictures of volunteers, scientists, interviewees and other river stewards that NWNL Director Alison Jones has photographed. Whether they're using their hands while talking, or doing physical work, river stewards know that stewardship means "all hands on board"…

What is a Bio Blitz? A Strategy for Stewardship

By Kevin FitzPatrick, Conservation Photographer, iLCP Senior Fellow Bio Blitz: a short, intense team effort to discover as many different life forms as possible in one location; shorter-duration, smaller-scaled versions of All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventories (ATBIs) [See Glossary below article.] A Bio Blitz compasses all that I want to communicate to my audience about conservation and…