Kyrgyzstan: Rural Residents Cope with Water Woes

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Jusubali Jamylbaev, 48, a shepherd, fills a bottle with water from River Soh in Aktoprak, Kyrgyzstan.

In Kyrgyzstan’s southern Batken Region there is a village called Beshkent, where 12,000 people depend on water delivered by irrigation channels called aryks. These channels are vulnerable to contamination from animals, debris and trash.
 

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Jodi Hilton is an independent photographer.

Kyrgyzstan: Rural Residents Cope with Water Woes

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