NWNL Calendar –2011–2012

White Pelicans, Upper Mississippi River Basin.

October 2012

Photo courtesy of Daryl Hawk

October 4, Interview of NWNL Director, Wilton, CT (Wilton Library, 7:30 pm):

Alison Jones discussed North American and African watersheds with documentary photographer-interviewer Daryl Hawk in an event sponsored by Norwalk River Watershed Association. Free to public, at the Wilton Library.

October 16–21, Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference, Lubbock TX:

NWNL was in the Southern High Plains of the Mississippi River Basin at this SEJ conference focusing on “Big Land – Big Sky – Big Issues.” (NWNL Director Alison Jones is a member of SEJ, which features NWNL on its website.)

Oct 22 – Nov 2, NWNL Red River Basin Expedition, TX:

On this 5th expedition to the Mississippi River Basin, NWNL followed its Red River tributary from North Texas “Dustbowl Country” along the Texas-Oklahoma boundary to Shreveport LA, and on to its confluence with the Atchafalaya and Mississippi Rivers.

Japanese maple, Darien, CT.   ·   April 27 is National Arbor Day, US.

April – September 2012

April 11: NWNL Director Alison Jones participated in African Rainforest Conservancy’s Artists for Africa Benefit. The Conservancy’s Artist Spotlight: Alison M. Jones interview was published in August, 2011.

April 22: Earth Day (United States), April 27: National Arbor Day (United States).

May: American Wetlands Month (United States).

June 7 (opening reception): NWNL director Alison Jones was a participating artist in Arts Westchester’s show, “Fish Tales”. The image Alison had in this show is a Giclee Canvas Wrap titled “White Pelicans presenting their pre-nesting profiles, Upper Mississippi River Basin”. The show opened June 8 and ran through August 11.

June 14: NWNL director Alison Jones and NWNL Photographer J.B. McCollum attended the Fourth Raritan River Initiative Conference at Duke Farms, Somerville, NJ.

Ongoing through August 11: NWNL director Alison Jones was a participating artist in Arts Westchester’s show, “Fish Tales”. The image Alison had in this show is a Giclee Canvas Wrap titled “White Pelicans presenting their pre-nesting profiles, Upper Mississippi River Basin”. The show opened June 8 and ran through August 11.

Sept 28–29, DredgeFest NYC, Dredge Research Collaborative Symposium and Harbor Tour:
NWNL documented this discussion at Columbia University on human acceleration of sediments, their disposal and related environmental challenges in the NY/NJ Harbor and Raritan Bay.

Zebras drinking in Mara River, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

January – March 2012

Jan. 5 – March 31, NWNL in Kenya:
NWNL Director, Alison Jones, followed up on issues raised in previous expeditions to the Omo and Mara River Basins and interviewed scientists and stewardship agency leaders. In the Mara River Basin, NWNL returned to the Mau Forest to document reforestation and climate-change adaptation techniques and visited headquarters of the Mara Conservancy. Regarding the Omo River Basin, NWNL interviewed stakeholders and scientists on current and projected water-access issues on Lake Turkana, the Kenyan terminus for Ethiopia’s Omo River.

Alison Jones with Pat Awori, Jan. 2012

January 12, 15, 16, 20, 30: Interviews in Nairobi by Alison Jones with Kenyan watershed scientists and stewards: Louise Leakey, Nigel Pavitt, Dr. Dino Martins, Dr. Sean Avery, Joyce Chianda Scheuermann, James Isiche, Pat Awori.

January 23–26: NWNL’s 2nd Mau Forest Expedition, headwaters of the Mara River and 10 other major Kenyan rivers to follow up on documentation of the government’s reforestation efforts. See Expedition’s Purpose.

February 11: Lecture in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve: No Forest – No Water – No Peace: The Mara River’s Future by Alison M. Jones to Rekero Tented Camp Staff. Focus included recent imagery and results from Jan 2012 NWNL Expedition to the Mau Forest, headwaters of the Mara River, as well as our 2009 Mara River Basin video.

February 22–23: NWNL documented education of Kenyan farmers by KickStart on climate change adaptation needed due to increasing water shortages. Alison coached KickStart staff on photography.

March 2: Alison, as a guest of Kuki Gallman, attended a UN Day at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi honoring ten years of The Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW). Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, gave the welcoming address to global environmentalists, peace-builders and other women working to heal our environment and transform our world.

March 6–9: NWNL’s 2nd Expedition to the Mara River Basin’s Mara Conservancy to document wildlife management in the dry season and interview Brian Heath, Chief Executive of the Mara Conservancy.

Jan. 19 – Feb. 27, 2012: Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition hosted by WPGA. The Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an awarded artist in the 2010 Urban and Country Landscape Contest, Alison Jones was invited to exhibit her photography. The exhibition ran through February 27.

Ongoing through March 25, 2012: Exhibit, “The Value of Water”. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City. No Water No Life photographs were included in the exhibit’s Digital Documentation Project.

Early snowfall in hardwood forest, Raritan River Basin, New Jersey

November 2011

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November Events:
Oct. 19 – Nov. 5: NWNL’s Atchafalaya Expedition
6: NWNL talk in NJ on Raritan River Basin
15: NWNL talk in NJ, “Managing our Watersheds”

Oct. 19 – Nov. 5: NWNL’s 4th Mississippi River Basin Expedition focused on the hydrology and conditions of the Atchafalaya Basin, its wetlands, wildlife and communities, where the unusually high waters of the 2011 Spring Floods were diverted, thus saving Baton Rouge and New Orleans. See Expedition’s Purpose and Methodology.

November 6: Talk by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director & Lead Photographer
No Water No Life: Focusing on the Raritan River Basin at 2 pm.
Bedminster/Far Hills Clarence Dillon Public Library, Bedminster, NJ.

November 15: Talk by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director & Lead Photographer
No Water No Life: Managing our Watersheds at 7:30 pm.
Franciscan Oaks Retirement Community, 19 Pocono Rd, Denville, NJ.

Ongoing through March 25, 2012: Exhibit, “The Value of Water”. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City. No Water No Life photographs were included in the exhibit’s Digital Documentation Project.

Women of the world

October 2011

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October Events:
 
Postponed: Global Woman Summit, new date to be announced shortly
Oct. 19 – Nov. 5: NWNL’s Atchafalaya Expedition

Global Woman Summit: Postponed. New date to be announced.
Alison Jones on Panel for NWNL.
Details to be announced

Oct. 19 – Nov. 5: NWNL’s 4th Mississippi River Basin Expedition focused on the hydrology and conditions of the Atchafalaya Basin, its wetlands, wildlife and communities, where the unusually high waters of the 2011 Spring Floods were diverted, thus saving Baton Rouge and New Orleans. See Expedition’s Purpose and Methodology.

Ongoing through March 25, 2012: Exhibit, “The Value of Water”. The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City. No Water No Life photographs were included in the exhibit’s Digital Documentation Project.

Mount Adams and wetlands in Columbia River Basin, WA

September 2011

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September Events:
 
 
10–28: NWNL’s 3rd Columbia River Expedition
22: Photo exhibit opening, NYC

Sept. 10–28: NWNL’s 3rd Columbia River Basin Expedition was built around documenting two unique events:
Sept. 17, Removal of Elwah and Glines Canyon Dams in Olympic N.P., Washington;
Sept. 22–24, Reparation Ceremony celebrating the William Clark Family’s gift of a canoe replicated to replace one stolen in 1806 from the Chinook Nation by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Sept. 22: Exhibit opening, “The Value of Water”
6:30–9:30, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City.
No Water No Life photographs were included in the exhibit’s Digital Documentation Project. The exhibit ran from Sept. 22, 2011 through March 25, 2012.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

June 2011

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June Events:
1–18: Photo Exhibit, NYC
5: World Environment Day
16: NWNL video at Raritan River Conference

June 5: World Environment Day 2011. Celebrated every year on June 5, WED aims to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment. This year’s events took place in India under the theme “Forests: Nature at Your Service.”

June 16, 3rd Annual Sustainable Raritan River Conference:
“Economy, Ecology and the Future of the Raritan River Region”.
Introduction by Alison M. Jones of NWNL, film on the Raritan River by Scott Duffy. Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ. For more info, see the flyer.

May 19 – June 18, Photo Exhibit:
An exhibit about “Dinner”, featuring a photo by Alison M. Jones of a woman in one of NWNL’s case-study watersheds which was an interesting contrast to other images in the show.
Umbrella Arts Gallery, 317 9th Street, NYC

Raritan River Basin

May 2011

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May Events:
 
19: Reception, Photo Exhibit, NYC
20: Endangered Species Day

May 19 – June 18, Photo Exhibit:
An exhibit about “Dinner”, featuring a photo by Alison M. Jones of a woman in one of NWNL’s case-study watersheds which was an interesting contrast to other images in the show.
Opening reception May 19, 6–8 pm; Gallery hours Thurs.–Sat. 1–3 pm
Umbrella Arts Gallery, 317 9th Street, NYC

Nyangatom women carrying water from the Omo River, Ethiopia

February 2011

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24: Impacts of Education and Training for Rural African Women

Feb 24, talk by Alison M. Jones:
Impacts of Education and Training for Rural African Women
Church Center for the United Nations, NYC
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held its 55th Session Feb 22 to Mar 4th, 2011. Voices of African Mothers, Inc. coordinated an evening of talks to honor this subject. As Guest Speaker, Alison shared her portraits and observations on the roles of women in health, education and conservation.