I spent the day being welcomed into numerous homes. The families opened their doors to me and I was generously given every kind of assistance in order to publicly document their personal experience of a nearly waterless reality. In the searing heat of the Middle Eastern summer, signs of this lack of water are everywhere. Extended families of 15 people cannot quench their thirst, clean themselves, wash dishes, launder clothes or flush toilets. On rooftops and in courtyards, rusting water tanks stand empty. The grounds and gardens are dry and dead. And accross their dry gardens and fields, directly in the line of sight of the villagers of Karwat Bnei Zaid, the Israeli settlement of Halmish sits on a hilltop, with lush, green fields and the sparkle of the sun reflecting off the swimming pools filled with children - and water.