No Water No Life - Spring 2014

WHAT YOU CAN DO to protect our water resources:

Support the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers -

It’s critical we all have clean fresh water! The EPA and USACE are proposing a clarification of their rules that protect our water quality by addressing upstream impacts on downstream communities. Ending loopholes in the 1970’s Clean Water Act will stop the free dumping of toxins into small streams and wetlands. This will affect some farmers’ use of pesticides and herbicides; but it will encourage restoration of riverine corridors and wetlands that filter such toxins. In the long-run, a tighter Clean Water Act will benefit us all.

NWNL asks everyone to jump in here!!

-- Read the proposal.
-- Listen to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on this ruling.
-- Contact the EPA during its 90-day Comment Period.

US:  Washington, Columbia River Basin, confluence of Columbia and Snake Rivers
March: NWNL Spotlight on California Drought. A documentary exploration of CA's Central Valley, in conjunction with American Rivers and blogs by Barbara Folger

April: An Earth Day "Water Symposium," panel with Alison Jones (NWNL), Alex Prud'home (The Ripple Effect), Karl Weber (Last Call at the Oasis) and Nicholas Robinson (Riverkeepers) in Dobbs Ferry NY

May-June: NWNL Snake River Expedition (May 12-June 2): Team members' photos
Africa: Kenya; Moite, on the east side of Lake Turkana, local fisherman setting anchor


Omo River Basin: A Cascade of Development of the Omo River, Video by International Rivers

Mississippi River Basin: 
The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland by Bryan P. Piazza

Columbia River Basin: Langscape Magazine, Interview with Ray Gardner, Chair of the Chinook Nation by NWNL (pp 54-57)
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