I dream of rain, I dream of gardens in the desert sand – Desert Rose

"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…

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…

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