"Water is the true wealth in a dry land." --U.S. author Wallance Stegner, Beyond the Hundredth Meridian The Desert Rose is not a real rose, or a member of the rosaceae family, but a spectacular succulent! It is sometimes called the Elephant's Foot because its trunks swell to store water from summer rains to last … Continue reading I dream of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand – Desert Rose
A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View
By Alison M. Jones, Director of No Water No Life ® and Photographer As published by American Rivers in "The River Blog" - April 9, 2014 On the seventh day of exploring impacts of drought in California’s Central Valley, I slipped down some loose scree into a San Joaquin riverbed. Shadows of Mendota’s bridge on … Continue reading A Desert Runs Through It – A Photographer’s View
Signs Along the Way
Here's some of the signs we've come across during No Water No Life Expeditions over the years. Enjoy! Posted in response to "A Word a Week" Challenge - Signs. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Put your swamp boots on! It’s World Wetlands Day!
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on February 2nd. It marks the date of the Ramsar Convention of 1971. Fun Fact: This year is the 40th anniversary of Australia's Cobourg Peninsula being listed as the world’s first Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Juxtapositions – industry vs. nature?
USA: Tennessee, Appalachia, Tennessee River Basin, Knoxville, fuel storage tanks on Tennessee River, sunset Selected juxtapositions from the Mississippi River Basin in response to the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Omo Valley Cultures in Ethiopia
If man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain life from them. ~ The Code of Hammurabi, 1760 BC
at the confluence
The travel theme this week on Ailsa's blog is: Connections. NWNL decided to join in (pun intended)! These are expedition images of river confluences. Click on photos for detail and caption info. - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
beautiful painted faces in the spirit of Halloween
It’s National Estuaries Week! Sept 23-29, 2013!
Beautiful scenes and terrifying views of how humankind intersects with water resources.
WATER, an upcoming exhibit of Edward Burtynsky photographs, is on NWNL's radar. His photography addresses categories: distressed ecosystems, infrastructure control, agriculture, aquaculture, waterfront, and waterway sources. Two NYC galleries will feature his work in mid-September-November: Howard Greenberg Gallery and Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery. Watermark, a documentary film by Burtynsky in collaboration with Jennifer Baichwal, explores the impacts of … Continue reading Beautiful scenes and terrifying views of how humankind intersects with water resources.