NWNL Calendar – Recent Events

Girls carrying buckets of water from local spring, Mara River Basin, Tanzania.

Recent Events, 2017

May 22 – June 30, 2017, Group Exhibit at Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, NJ

Featured in this exhibit were photos by NWNL Director Alison Jones that appear in The Raritan River: Our Landscape, Our Legacy, published by Rutgers University Press.

Sept. 1, 2016 – June 25, 2017: “Sustainability” exhibit, Dobbs Ferry, NY

This exhibit followed the Opening Exhibit of Steve McCurry photographs at the new Maureen Fonseca Center. Images depict the value of our freshwater resources and watershed threats from Agriculture and Fishing, to Biodiversity and Cultures, to Industry and Infrastructure. The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry.

June 10–18, 2017: Mississippi River Basin Expedition: Nebraska’s Missouri and Platte Rivers and their Tributaries

NWNL Director Alison Jones returned to Nebraska this month to further document Nebraska sites and stakeholders, this time including eastern and northern stretches of the Missouri River, and its Niobrara, Elkhorn, Loup, Platte and Blue tributaries, all of which will be crossed by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf refineries for shipment overseas. See the Missouri and Platte Rivers Expedition pages.

June 9, 2017: The Sustainable Raritan River Conference

Alison Jones (NWNL Director) and Sarah Kearns (NWNL Manager) attended this 9th annual symposium in New Brunswick NJ, at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

March 20–27, 2017: Mississippi River Basin Expedition: Nebraska’s Platte River

NWNL Director Alison Jones and expedition guest Carolyn Bowman documented sites and stakeholders along this Upper Mississippi River Tributary and the habitat it provides for migrating Sandhill Cranes. See the Platte River Expedition pages.

March 7, 2017: NWNL Lecture, “A Long Walk to Water,” New York City

NWNL Director Alison M. Jones spoke to Birch Wathen Lenox School students on their assigned reading “A Long Walk to Water,” using NWNL documentation of no running clean water in homes – in both Africa and North America.

March 2–4, 2017: NANPA Summit (North American Nature Photographers Association), Jacksonville, FL

As this year’s NANPA Foundation Grantee, Director Alison Jones attended and reported on the results of the grant awarded to NWNL October 2015.

Jan. 27 – Feb. 16, 2017: NWNL Expedition to Northern India

Alison Jones, NWNL Director, documented water issues faced in arid areas of Rajasthan and the Ganges River Basin: water availability, quality and usage; value of water within the Indian culture; and solutions to water and food scarcity being pursued and considered within India today. See the Northern India Spotlight pages.