Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River 

Edited by Ellen McMahon, Ander Monson and Beth Weinstein

This publication brings together a diverse community of artists, designers, and scientists interested in understanding and raising public awareness about local water and its relationship to global climate. The book, launched in Tucson on November 14th, features collaborations with the Rillito River Project, a Tucson-based arts group, as well as photographs, graphic design, architectural proposals, artist books, essays and poems by University faculty and students. This ode to a dry river is an experiment in making something desecrated and overlooked both beautiful and understandable and carries a strong message about community and responsibility.  This is the first in Confluencenter’s Beyond Boundaries series on UA Press.

image by Camden Hardy

read the recent review posted by UA Institute of the Environment