By Alison M. Jones

Gathering Water In A Gourd.

Equipment Info
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
ET
Nearest Area
Omo Valley
Town
Murulle
Brief Directions

One can access this region by 4-wheel drive or chartered flight into a dirt strip at Murulle.

Notes

This image was taken for No Water No Life®, an organization documenting the Omo River Basin and 5 others in Africa and North America to raise the awareness of the value and vulnerability of our freshwater resources.

Description

A young Karo boy in the farm village of Lebuk gathers water for cooking dinner from the flooded, backwater plains of the Lower Omo River. Because of the annual floods and perennial flow of the Omo the Karo have lived here sustainably for thousands of years. However their livelihood is now threatened by a a series of hydrodams - being built without any environmental or cultural impact studies – that will probably only be productive for 50-100 years.

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Date Taken
21/09/2010

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