Four decades ago, the river was a spectacular sight as it flowed through the peaceful city. But today neglection and climate change made it impossible to use Kabul's water.
In 2020, the water levels of Bartogay reservoir dropped tens of meters. The drought had a serious impact on farmers that depend on water from the reservoir. Yet, it also paved the way for all water users to work together to find solutions to the problem.
The entire population of Central Asia is directly or indirectly exposed to the consequences of water crises. However, the effect and scale of the problems related to regional water management are felt very dissimilar by different people in the region.