Turning the taps This boy relies on a donkey to carry vital water between Kulab and Duchambe (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Young girls fetch water from the river in Muminabad (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) A shrinking lake in the Pamir is captured from above during a helicopter flight (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Lake Nurak, between Kulab and Duchambe, is one natural resource (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) Marketing manager Dastanbui Mamadsaidov describes the workings of the Pamir Energy plant near Khorog (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Cotton pickers in a field near Khujand rely on water for the crops (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) Water management committees aim to upgrade heating systems such as the one in this family bathroom (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Sanitation is an important issue, as witnessed in the Sino Health Reform and Family Medicine Project in Turzunzade (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Many people rely on wells such as this one near Muminabad to source their water (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) Workers need to find other sources of water in Lohuti near Khujand (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott) The serene vista of the Syr Darya river in Khujand (SECO/PHOTOPRESS/Jean-Christophe Bott) Water is becoming increasingly scarce in Central Asian countries like Tajikistan. This content was published on November 10, 2008 - 16:50 November 10, 2008 - 16:50 Share Facebook Twitter E-mail Print Copy link You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at email@example.com. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Follow us on Telegram You can now also read us on Telegram. Follow this link to subscribe to our channel!