This publication was produced in conjunction with the retrospective Reading The River, Basia Irland's first major solo exhibition in Europe, at Museum De Domijnen, Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, November 29, 2015 - February 21, 2016. In addition to documenting many of the works that were featured in the exhibition, this publication contains an extensive interview with the artist, a selection of her National Geographic blogs, and essays by notable art critics and academics. The book provides unique new insights into Irland's development as an artist as well as her motivations, intentions, and working process. Through her sculpture, art installations, photographs, video documentaries, and blogs, Irland highlights the importance of water to our planet. Often engaging with local communities, she aims to connect people to their watersheds in order to motivate their appreciation and stewardship of this source of life.