Jon Waterhouse

Text by Jon Waterhouse | Photos by Mary Marshall National Geographic Explorers Traditional community on the Giraffe River (Bahr-el-Zaraf) in South Sudan, 2011 This article first appeared in Langscape Magazine 6:2, Winter 2017, available from the magazine’s website.  The article can also be read on Langscape Magazine’s Medium site. Langscape Magazine is a Terralingua publication.  We are now living…

Human Journey

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In an exciting collaboration to better understand the world’s most complicated watersheds, the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have joined forces to create the Global Rivers Observatory (GRO)—an ambitious effort committed to the continuous study of watershed health around the world. So how cool that they recently invited us…

Wildlife

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, Mary and I joined the University of Washington-based Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium and the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline (NWESSP), and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs on the Warm Strings Reservation in central Oregon. This impressive trio would unite to co-host a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse event combining…

Changing Planet

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By Jon Waterhouse with Mary Marshall Every summer, U.S. Tribes and Canadian First Nations of the Pacific Northwest hold an extraordinary canoe event which takes them far from their home waters to gather on the traditional lands of other PNW host communities. As paddlers make their way toward their destination in magnificent traditional dugout canoes, they…

Changing Planet

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After all of our official business was concluded—teaching the indigenous people of Russia’s Sakha Republic about our water-testing methods—we were invited to a feast and traditional dance exposé. The people of the Sakha Republic are fabulous. The opportunity to see friends again and to introduce them to Mary and the team, to share our knowledge…

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Jon Waterhouse and Mary Marshall take the Network of Indigenous Knowledge (NIK) and its citizen-science effort to monitor water health deep into Russia. Along the way, amid sanctions and tension between the U.S. and Russia, they find a more peaceful journey and more friends than they ever imagined. We’ve worked with Valentine and the Permafrost Institute…

Human Journey

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