No Water No Life (NWNL)

330 East 79th Street
NY 10075 New York
Vereinigte Staaten

Ansprechpartner: Alison M. Jones

+1 212-861-6961
+1 212-861-6961


  • Umweltorganisation
  • Bildungspolitik/-projekt
  • Medienprojekt

Über uns

No Water No Life (NWNL), founded in 2006, is a nonprofit using photography and science to raise awareness of the vulnerability and solutions to global freshwater resources.
No Water No Life’s goals are to:
• Document the availability, usage and quality of critical freshwater resources;
• Educate stakeholders via publications, lectures, exhibits and educational tools ;
• Foster partnerships within and across geopolitical boundaries.
NWNL has chosen six case-study watersheds to illustrate current universal threats to freshwater systems and offer possibilities of sound management policies and solutions. They are North America’s Columbia, Mississippi and Raritan River Basins and northeastern Africa’s Nile, Omo and Mara River Basins.

NWNL seeks to be an organization where:
• NWNL office, research and expedition teams study and document environmental, social and economic interactions of human and biophysical systems.
• Sharing of information on sustainability issues is accomplished via internet, print media, lectures and exhibits.
• The NWNL mission is developed to contribute to global sustainability and foster partnerships with other eco-focused stewardship organizations.
• Sustainability issues are fostered within NWNL to help create stronger messages and outputs.
• Emission of pollutants and consumption of materials and energy is reduced to the lowest levels possible without decreasing the level of services necessary to fulfill the NWNL mission.

No Water No Life's methodology is based on research and expeditions producing video and still imagery and video interviews of scientists, stewards and stakeholders addressing freshwater issues.

No Water No Life combines the powers of photography, scientific research and stakeholder knowledge to raise awareness of the vital importance of freshwater resources, perils of watershed degradation and opportunities for sustainable resource management. A long-term and globally focused project.

No Water No Life (NWNL) uses the watershed as its unit of analysis to document the values of fresh water, consequences of watershed degradation, and opportunities for sustainable management of water resources. Worldwide watershed issues include climate change, infrastructure development, resource extraction, pollution and habitat degradation. However, positive solutions include environmental restoration, increasing efficiencies in water use, community-based education and transboundary agreements.

Alison M. Jones is the Project Director of No Water No Life.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.

Dried up reservoirs concern residents of the Columbia River Basin.
Clean headwaters streams run into the polluted Lower Raritan River.
Glaciers and their lakes feed the Columbia River.
Superfund toxins kill fish in the Lower Raritan River.
Hanford Nuclear Site waste seeps into the Columbia River.
400 dams have changed the Columbia River Basin ecosystems.
Omo Valley pastoralists need to drive cattle to water daily.
Women carry water from the Omo River for cooking and drinking.
Migrating zebra and many other species depend on the Mara River.
Women descend steep banks of the Omo River to bath and launder.
Frogs are indicators of water quality in the Mississippi River.
Deforestation by humans and by nature affect flow of the Columbia River.