A hiker crosses a hill in the desert of Tabernas (southeast Spain), the driest area in Europe.

Instead of water, there’s football. Young Senegalese men enjoy a game each day at 7 pm, excluding Mondays, on the outskirts of Cuevas del Almanzora (Almeria). The Almanzora River, which flows nearby, has almost completely dried out due to droughts and agricultural practices in the area.

Dynamite explodes and the dust invades Alcover's mountain. A quarry in Southern Catalonia.

Some quarriers have a break in Alcover's valley, in southern Catalonia, one of the Spanish regions with highest concentration of quarries. Alcover, Spain. March 2021.

In Tabernas, the only desert in Europe, are the authentic westerns scenarios, turned into a Mediterranean Theme Park. In the picture, an actor of Oasys MiniHollywood poses in front of a set.

A hill of Rambla de Librilla, the gorge of the specters in the province of Murcia, in southern Spain.

Land degradation is a major cause of the increasing impact of floods in Spain. In the picture, two different football fields from southeast Spain are affected by desertification processes: droughts and floods.

An empty road inside a greenhouse field near the southern coast of Murcia.

San Juan de los Terreros, Almeria, Spain. August 2020. Jordi Jon Pardo.

From Alger to Almeria. Migrant farm workers in southern Spain suffer appalling conditions to supply fruit and vegetables to the European Union.

Burning car. Almeria is a land of special effects and art projects due to its environment: the only desert in Europe. In the photograph, an old BMW set on fire by the visual artist Ada Zielinska.

Sener Aeroespacial's clean room. A Spanish aerospace research and engineering company, with a vocation on monitoring and knowing the nature and scope of the problems caused by human activity, such as global warming, deforestation, erosion and desertification. Barcelona, February 2021.

A woman descends from a limestone mound affected by wind, water and time in San Juan de los Terreros.

Two neighbors contemplate a flood in Benferri's dumpsite after Gota Fría. The stadium and facilities of Benferri Football Club collapsed after the passage of the storms.

The Lighthouse of Sabinal stands in the middle of the natural protected area of Punta Entinas-Sabinar surrounded by aridity.

Benferri School was one of the public buildings that suffered the consequences of the storms.

The entrance to one of the greenhouse fields of southern Spain, also known as ‘Mar de Plástico’ (Sea of Plastic), in the province of Almeria.

Ricardo Cardenete and his son, Richard, run a family repair shop that has been affected by the torrential waters in Benferri.

Felix, a 64-year-old retiree from El Paraje del Cabezo, poses in the kitchen of his house. “Despite my home being completely flooded, I consider myself lucky because I had the car in the repair shop,”.

A metal foundry. Where raw materials from mining are transformed into machining parts.

Always on. Pubs like ‘Emilio Bar’ from Benferri kept the news on in the background for much of the time during the storms that wiped out the town. Benferri, Spain. September 2019.