For 12 years, No Water No Life has documented African and North American watersheds and recorded the work of their stewards and scientists. The NWNL mission is to raise awareness of the values and vulnerability of our clean water resources by combining the powers of science and photography.

NWNL Director Alison M. Jones shared images and observations that compare and contrast two seemingly, very different basins: one created by East Africa’s Mara River in the Great Rift Valley and the other by New Jersey’s Raritan River which flows into the Hudson River. Each watershed has its own distinct geology, climate and human and animal populations. Each has its own threats. Yet each has stewards and scientists creating solutions to protect their headwaters, tributaries, main stem and terminus.