• Technicians and farmers watch as an alternating-current solar-powered pump in Talagang, Pakistan
    Technicians and farmers watch as an alternating-current solar-powered pump meant to be used with a high-efficiency sprinkler irrigation system is tested at a farm in Talagang, Pakistan, in December 2015. (Photo: HI-AWARE project team/Pakistan Agricultural Research Council)

It's known as the water tower of Asia, and it's drying up. Alanna Mitchell looks at how Pakistani farmers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are using solar-powered water pumps to combat the effects of climate change.​ Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world​, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.​