NWNL Press


NWNL Press


The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam

A long piece by Sahra Farah, published March 3, 2014, examines the complex ecological, humanitarian, economic and political issues of development along the Omo River in Ethiopia with the building of the Gibe III Dam. The article can be found here: The Race to Save Ethiopians Damned by the Dam.

The article leads with a photo by NWNL’s Alison M. Jones which shows three generations of villagers along the Omo River. The photo is part of the Omo Photo Gallery of Indigenous Cultures.

For a broad perspective on the values of the watershed and its stakeholders, and the cultural and environmental impacts of the damming of the Omo, see Alison’s interview with Halewijn Scheuerman, conducted in 2007 when these issues began to surface.