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Chris Dutton measuring flow levels
© Alison M. Jones

Mara ’09 Documentary:
GLOWS Scientists Interviewed

By Amanda Subulusky and Chris Dutton, scientists working on the Mara River for GLOWS, Global Water for Sustainability
(Reprinted from Mara River Flows Newsletter, September, 2009)
 

We were honored this month to be part of a documentary on the Mara being conducted by Alison Jones and the documentary team at No Water No Life (www.nowater-nolife.org). Alison is doing a comparative study of 6 river basins – 3 in Africa and 3 in North America – to raise awareness about the increasingly critical state of water resources and what can be done to conserve them. She also has a personal affinity to the Mara, as one of the founding members of the Mara Conservancy. We spent a day being interviewed and photographed by Alison Jones and the videographer Alison Fast, and also going to the river together to conduct some sampling. This was our first experience being interviewed in front of a camera on behalf of the river, and we hope we did justice to both the challenges and advances of conservation in the basin.