Water Conflicts

February 5, 2016--The most important water stories of 2015 (Huffington Post)

Water was a Top Risk on the 2015 Global Agenda: In early 2015, participants at the World Economic Forum, a who's who of the political and business elite, ranked water crises as the top global risk.


April 12, 2015--The growing potential for water wars (International Policy Digest)

Tensions over water are nothing new and will increase as shortages mount. However, it is possible to avoid violent conflicts over this fundamental resource for human survival provided certain efforts are made to address this pressing challenge.


February 25, 2015--Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report (Environmental News Network)

Cleaning up widespread corruption in the water supply industry is crucial to avert looming water conflicts born of desperation, warns a new United Nations report based on case studies in 10 countries.  “In many places … corruption is resulting in the hemorrhaging of precious financial resources,” siphoning an estimated 30 percent of funds earmarked for water and sanitati


February 22, 2015--Montanans fight to last drop over precious water rights (WND)

The American West’s history of conflict between Indians and settlers apparently isn’t over, as tribes in Montana are demanding title to water rights and lands that long have been privately owned. The landowners, some of whom have had the land in their families for generations, fear they could end up with nothing, and they are fighting back.


February 3, 2015--World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head (Reuters)

Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday. The latest report from the U.N.


March 29, 2014--Rising waters: The increasing need for water attorneys (Ozymandias)

With droughts in California, water conflicts in Texas and the continued Southern water wars, it is no secret that water is becoming a more precious commodity. And as the value of water increases, a legal career path is rising in demand. Enter stage right: water rights attorneys.


February 8, 2014--Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war (Observer)

From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water.


December 12, 2012--Water viewed in an international perspective (Alamosa Courier)

News cycles abound with gripping examples of “water wars” that threaten relationships between countries in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East.


December 12, 2012--Will climate change cause water conflict? (Science Daily)

International researchers from 14 institutions met in Nicosia (Cyprus) on the 10th and 11th of December to present and debate the results of studies on water, conflict and security conducted in the past three years in a variety of locations in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel under the CLICO research project.


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