Las Vegas hardly has any water, but it has water police. Eevery morning several ‘water cops’ patrol the streets searching for broken sprinklers, leaking pipes and other water waste. An important job in a major desert city on the verge of a serious water crisis.

Published by Ronald de Hommel

Ronald de Hommel is a Dutch freelance photojournalist based in Paris, France. He specialises in global social subjects relating to environment, development aid and conflict. He is one of the initiators of Disputed Waters. He works for a wide variety of Dutch and international publications and NGO’s. His work is represented by ANP Photo (Netherlands), Babel-Photo (France, Lightmediation (France) and Nazca Pictures (Italy). Website: