Water scarcity is omnipresent in the developing world. Today, 768 million people lack access to safe drinking water worldwide. And in Central Asia, a growing population and water-hungry resource extraction industries have made the problem even worse.
Photographer Fyodor Savintsev documents the mountainous landscape, crumbling Soviet irrigation system and new Russian-backed energy infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan, a country at the center of water conflicts that threaten to engulf Central Asia in the coming years. | Read More