Afghan capital's thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

News and Press Release
Originally published
View original

Several unseasonably dry winters have exacerbated the problem. Heavy rain and snow this year raise hopes groundwater can be replenished, at least for a while.

By Sayed Hassib

KABUL, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit