Scientists - Stewards - Stakeholders

NWNL has recorded over 900 interviews and lectures. About half were taped and are already transcribed. Transcribed interviews that have been edited are online and listed below. (NB: Many interviews still formatted in our earlier website style. Updates are ongoing).

Published Interviews

(listed in chronological order)

A list of our NWNL Interviewees is available as a PDF. It is organized by watershed and expedition dates. Taped interviews are in bold type. The remaining interviews, when we had no recorder, are archived via handwritten notes. If interested in interviews not yet online, please Contact Us.

An Archive of Voices and Viewpoints

THE BIRTH OF VOICES OF THE RIVER  On our first expedition, we tested our new NWNL Expedition Methodology as we met with Columbia River scientists and stewards for advice on photographing local issues they deemed significant. We immediately realized these contacts wanted to share more knowledge than we’d expected.

On a Canadian bluff above the Columbia River, we couldn’t take notes fast enough while listening to John Bergenske, Director of Wildsight and our 3rd NWNL interviewee. We put down our pens, grateful for expedition guest ‘s videocam that captured all 2 hours of his insights. Grasping the value of a compendium of such in-depth interviews, we’ve taped all expedition interviews. It’s clear these Voices of the River amplify our photo archive.

CONTENT OF VOICES OF THE RIVER Since 2007, NWNL has conducted over 900 interviews with Ph.D. academics, farmers, sign-makers, fishermen, flood victims, geo-morphologists, Maasai elders, coal mine owners, photographers, Native American chiefs, historians and potamologists (those who study rivers). Taken together, these Voices of the River from over 60 expeditions, seminars and lectures form a unique archive of past, current and predicted challenges, data and solutions to help ensure available clean water for all humans, species, and ecosystems.

VALUE OF VOICES OF THE RIVER Cumulatively, our interviews address most of the global threats to our freshwater resources. Mostly from within our six NWNL watersheds, these voices represent widely-differing economies, cultures and stages of development – on two very different continents.  Their watershed management approaches include solutions for efficient water usage, environmental restoration, community-based environmental education and transboundary settlements. This archive is for historians, stewards everywhere facing similar issues and those who are curious, concerned and committed to a healthier planet.

THANK YOU to all who met with us, informed us and support us!