Water scarcity and resilience: A photo essay.

Water scarcity and resilience: A photo essay.

The village at sunset.

The village at sunset.

Taken from c. 4300m on the mountain behind the village, showing the colour of the fields around Kumik (post-harvest) and the physical geography of the Lumnak river below.

Taken from c. 4300m on the mountain behind the village, showing the colour of the fields around Kumik (post-harvest) and the physical geography of the Lumnak river below.

Walking along the canal dug by the Kumikpa to bring water downstream from the Lumnak River.

Walking along the canal dug by the Kumikpa to bring water downstream from the Lumnak River.

Villages with covered faces during the dusty process of harvesting.

Villagers with covered faces during the dusty process of harvesting.

Harvesting barley under the afternoon sun.

Harvesting barley under the afternoon sun.

Kumik Marthang on a stormy afternoon, under a rainbow.

Kumik Marthang on a stormy afternoon, under a rainbow.

Children playing outside on a stormy afternoon in Kumik Marthang.

Children playing outside on a stormy afternoon in Kumik Marthang. A vision of the future?

All photos and content owned by the Cambridge Zanskar Expedition.

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