As we begin this New Year, NO WATER NO LIFE IS 5 YEARS OLD!

Autumnal Gold:  A NWNL aerial of one of the last stands of great cypress trees in the Mississippi River’s Atchafalaya Basin.

IN CELEBRATION: A NWNL ANNIVERSARY GIFT SWAP!
A NWNL Photograph for Your Donation!

NWNL continues to share our scientist / stakeholder interviews, research and imagery with even broader audiences. But we need your support to fund expeditions and publish our print and video materials.  In return for a donation, we’ll send you a photograph signed by Alison Jones.
Click SWAP GIFTS to choose your photograph!

NWNL ACHIEVEMENTS OVER 5 YEARS -
Thanks to supportive donors, stewards and scientists!

15 expeditions to 6 case-study watersheds
22 lectures and 5 exhibits in Canada and the US
Over 30 e-newsblasts to our 3000 contacts
2 videos, posted on YouTube
A presence on FaceBook, Twitter, Linked-In
Over 40 articles in various publications/magazines
Many awards, (in 2011 Rutgers University's "Eagle Award"
  for the NWNL focus and video on the Raritan River)

INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE of the values of fresh water has increased. More and more folks are aware of the vulnerability of our watersheds. IT'S WORKING! To help raise further global awareness, NWNL will broaden its outputs and outreach by sharing our expedition results. As well, via our TWITTER and FACEBOOK accounts, NWNL shares this global coverage of watershed issues and sustainable management.

Two Recent Expeditions!

Columbia River Basin: In Sept 2011 NWNL covered the Elwah Dam removal; recent Mt. St. Helens' Toutle River/Spirit Lake diversions; and the past, present and future of the Chinook Nation at the Columbia Estuary.

Mississippi River Basin: In Oct-Nov 2011, NWNL went to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin to examine the effects of the Mississippi River's 2011 Flood; water-flow disrupted by levees and oil/gas canal spoil-banks; and  pollution from upstream agricultural and livestock effluents and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Washington, Columbia River Basin, Chinook Cove.

Ethiopia: Omo River Delta, Dassanech boy.

Upcoming Expeditions!

This winter, Alison is in Kenya for 3 months, working on No Water No Life documentation and conducting expeditions to the Omo and Mara River Basins.
 
Omo River Basin: Kenya's Lake Turkana (the world's largest desert lake) is the terminus of the Omo River, source of 90% of the lake's volume. Upstream proposed dams and new sugarcane and cotton plantations will drastically change water flow. NWNL will study their potential effects on Turkana's fragile ecosystem (known as the Cradle of Mankind), fish spawning grounds, and impacts on indigenous communities.

Mara River Basin: "No Forest, No Water, No Life!" NWNL is returning to the Mau Forest, source of the Mara River, to update our 2009 aerial and ground documentation of the severe deforestation there. With 1/4 of the forest gone, the Mara and other rivers are drying up. NWNL will document Kenya's reforestation effort, supported by UNEP, in what may be the largest, most successful environmental restoration project in Africa.

More NWNL News!

"Cry Me a River", a photo-essay in Africa Geographic, features NWNL's Mara River Basin photographs!

• As an awarded artist in the 2010 Urban and Country Landscape Contest, Alison Jones's photography will be exhibited in WPGA's Worldwide Photography Biennial Exhibition at the Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, through Feb 27.

• NWNL photographs are in "The Value of Water" exhibit at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, NYC) through March 25, 2012.

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