Jon Waterhouse

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. Ok. We can admit that given the current...

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. The Network of Indigenous Knowledge (NIK) is about...

Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people and making detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. Recently, he and his wife and partner Mary Marshall were invited to share their stories and the details of their work with travelers making the journey up the...

Recently, we were invited to share our stories and the details of our work with travelers making the journey up the Inside Passage of Alaska and British Columbia aboard the Lindblad/National Geographic expedition vessel, the Sea Lion. We had never traveled the entire Inside Passage and although this would be unlike our Healing Journeys (no...

On each expedition on The Healing Journey, Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people and making detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. This summer, he’s working with indigenous leaders in South America to kick off a new project: The Network of Indigenous Knowledge. Night...

As we approached the end of 2013, we looked forward to sharing inspiring news of our completed medical clinic in Old Fangak, South Sudan. In recent weeks though, there has been news of violent military conflict in this recently independent country and the info coming at us from international news sources and from the village is not good....

As we approached the end of 2013, we looked forward to sharing inspiring news of our completed medical clinic in Old Fangak, South Sudan. In recent weeks though, there has been news of violent military conflict in this recently independent country and the info coming at us from international news sources and from the village is not good....

On each expedition on The Healing Journey, Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. Now he’s working with indigenous leaders in South America to kick off a new project: The Network of Indigenous Knowledge. As many of you...

On each expedition on The Healing Journey, Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. Now he’s working with indigenous leaders in South America to kick off a new project: The Network of Indigenous Knowledge. As many of you...

As the U.N. marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, we’re happy to give an update on a great example of the active role indigenous people and cultures have come to play in major issues like conservation around the world. Our recent summit in Mayo, Yukon gathering indigenous groups to make a plan...

On each expedition on The Healing Journey, Jon Waterhouse uses canoes to travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. This summer, he’s working with indigenous leaders in South America to kick off a new project: The Network of Indigenous Knowledge. We’re headed...

On each “Healing Journey” Expedition, Jon Waterhouse travels along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. In March and April Jon and team have traveled from St. Mary’s, Alaska along the Yukon River by aircraft and snowmachine. Meanwhile his long-time collaborator John Francis...

On each “Healing Journey” Expedition, Jon Waterhouse uses travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. In March and April Jon and team are traveling from St. Mary’s, Alaska along the Yukon River by aircraft and snowmachine. Meanwhile his long-time collaborator John...

On each “Healing Journey” Expedition, Jon Waterhouse uses travel along rivers, recording traditional knowledge from local people, and detailed scientific readings of water conditions and quality using cutting-edge technology. In March and April Jon and team are traveling from St. Mary’s, Alaska along the Yukon River by aircraft and snowmachine. Meanwhile his long-time collaborator John...

A December 23rd fire in South Sudan prompted a fast, steady and miraculous aid response. For the last four years, in the remote village of Old Fangak, South Sudan, a health-focused team of Alaskan volunteers have labored long and hard beside steadfast community members. The focus of their combined effort is the construction of a...