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Waterkeepers Unite on the Rivers of Nepal

Written with contributions from Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Deputy Director of Waccamaw Riverkeeper In April 2015, a devastating earthquake shook Nepal and took over 8,000 lives.  At the time, one Waterkeeper Organization was in Nepal. Bagmati River Waterkeeper Mausam Khanal, his organizational leader Megh Ale (now the Karnali River Waterkeeper), and their ...


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Will This Wild, Secret Himalayan River Be Dammed?

The Karnali River – Nepal’s biggest and last free-flowing river, and the sacred headwaters of the Ganges – is threatened by a massive dam Megh Ale (pronounce “Ah-lay”) is a patient man. His eyes twinkle, the corners of which turn up into a soft smile almost all the time. He used to be a monk ...


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Naropa 2016: A Call to Action to Protect Himalayan Waterways

With all of the negative energy, fake news, trolling, hate speech and more invading our daily lives, it is refreshing to take some time to focus on people who are working together to create positive change. Just a few months ago, I was in Ladakh, India. A small Waterkeeper team had traveled to the Himalayas ...


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Testing for Pollution on Climate Stressed Rivers in Ladakh

This piece was co-written with Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and Christine Ellis, Waccamaw Riverkeeper. By July 19, after days of traveling, our team had all arrived in Ladakh, India, tired but excited to train a growing network of Waterkeepers in the Himalayas.  This Waterkeeper training was part of Waterkeeper Alliance’s Himalayan Water Project, in partnership ...


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His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, Live to Love International and Waterkeeper Alliance Launch Himalayan Initiative to Protect the Waters of Ladakh and Himalayas

Building a movement to gather data necessary to combat the impacts of climate change on the, the Himalayas, the world’s largest freshwater resource LADAKH, INDIA – July 20, 2016 – Waterkeeper Alliance, in partnership with Live to Love International and Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper, founded by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Buddhist Drukpa Lineage, ...


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At the Sacred Rooftop of the World with Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper

This piece was co-written with Cheryl Nenn, Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Flying over some of the world’s most spectacular and impossible mountain terrain, Cheryl Nenn, veteran Milwaukee Riverkeeper, and I have arrived in Leh, Ladakh, India, home of Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper and its 20 Affiliates.  As chair of our Waterkeeper Support Committee that vets new Waterkeeper proposals, Cheryl ...


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A Clean Water Initiative for the Himalayas – The Third Pole

Waterkeeper Alliance, in partnership with Live to Love International and Himalayan Glacier Waterkeeper, founded by His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Buddhist Drukpa Lineage, recently launched the first-of-its-kind initiative to protect the waters of the Himalayas, a source of fresh water for nearly half the world’s population.   In 2013, Waterkeeper Alliance met His ...