Fresh water access is an often untold story in relation to climate change. It is one of many that can help us expand the visual language of climate change.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Beshkent, Kyrgyzstan. 13th Oct, 2016. A woman washes her carpet in the river which is also the source of drinking water for villagers in Beshkent, Kyrgyzstan. The water they drink is vulnerable to contamination from bacteria that cause hepatitis and other water-borne illnesses. The locals are hoping and planning for infrastructure project to bring clean water to their homes. In villages across Kyrgyzstan (Central Asia) antiquated water delivery systems and infrastructure is the cause of health issues such as outbreaks of hepatitis and gastrointestinal disease, especially among children.