Project » Global Rivers
In the same way a doctor can monitor a patient's health by analyzing their blood chemistry, scientists can assess the "health" of a river watershed by studying the chemical composition and other properties of the water. Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Center, and their international colleagues founded the Global Rivers Group to monitor the health of major rivers worldwide, from the Arctic to the tropics.
To date, I have documented expeditions to the Amazon, Congo, Fraser, and Kolyma Rivers. I produced a full media campaign: website, a series of multimedia videos, and two exhibits of large-format prints focusing on the science challenges, natural environment, and local perspective for each river watershed.
- Exhibit: River Doctors
- Exhibit: My River, My Home
- Multimedia: Global Rivers Project Overview
- Multimedia: Congo River: Artery of the Forest
- Multimedia: Fraser River: Running Free
- Portfolio: Amazon
- Portfolio: Congo watershed
- Portfolio: Fraser River
- Portfolio: Polaris Project (Kolyma River)
- Global Rivers Obsevatory website
- The Polaris Project website
In the news
- July 15, 2011, The Fraser River - The Study of a Watershed photo essay featured on National Geographic Newswatch
The Global Rivers Observatory project is funded by the National Science Foundation.