Building the Tallest Dam in the World

Vakhsh River, Tajikistan. Photo: Wikimedia

Of: Jonathan Wirths and Tessa Stockburger

Water has often been a central topic in the relations between the five former Soviet Republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The current construction of Rogun Dam on Vakhsh River in Tajikistan illustrates how the demand for water can become the source of various conflicts.

June 17, 2019, English, Long read, Magazine