Reporting from Turkey and the Caucasus, journalist Hannah Lucinda Smith unravels the interplay between climate change and dam-building to reveal how government policies and regional rivalries are exacerbating an environmental crisis.
In Turkey, dams that were meant to solve the country's water shortages have instead led to lakes drying up and farmers being forced from their land. Who is to blame? Can the dams be fixed? And what does the scandal reveal about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ties with the construction industry?
Meanwhile, in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, water is playing a huge but underreported role in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Is there a way that the two countries can share their water resources?