By separating the interactions between climate change and dam construction, Lucinda Smith demonstrates how regional conflicts and government policies are escalating the environmental crisis.
Dams built in Turkey to address the nation’s water shortages instead caused lakes to dry up and farmers to be evicted from their land. Who is at fault?
The dams might be repaired. What else does the scandal reveal about President Tayyip Erdogan’s connections to the building sector?
Meanwhile, water is playing a significant but underreported role in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Is it possible for the two nations to share their water resources?