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Growing Threat Of Water Conflict

Via Deutsche Welle, an article on how water insecurity is driving conflict in Africa and across the globe: Ever more of the world’s population is living with water insecurity and is unable to consistently access safe, clean drinking water. A number of factors, including climate change and poor water management, are worsening water scarcity, which […]

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Britain: Facing Water Shortage By 2050?

Via The Ecologist, commentary that Britain may face water shortages by 2050: A long-term plan has been developed to prevent water shortages in England by 2050 through dramatically reducing demand and halving leakages. Despite the relentless recent rainfall, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned there could be water shortages in England by mid-century unless there […]

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The Fragile Water / Energy / Food Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa

Courtesy of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, an article on how he water-energy-food nexus is impacting ecological, social, and political systems in the Middle East and North Africa: The relationship, or nexus, between water, energy, and food is the most fragile in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Water resources are being depleted […]

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The Middle East and North Africa’s Cojoined Challenges: Water and Food Security

Via The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, a look at water and food security in MENA: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region consists of a diverse set of countries ranging from the oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations to its poorest member, Yemen. In between there are countries with varying degrees of income […]

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Can We Predict Water Scarcity Problems Before Conditions Boil Over?

Via The Revelator, commentary on a new online resource combines economic and environmental data to help prevent deadly conflict: In 2015 an estimated 1.8 million migrants crossed into the European Union, fleeing countries gripped by violence, political upheaval and resource scarcity like Syria, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Eritrea and Nigeria. Many made their trips in flimsy, overcrowded boats. Thousands drowned […]

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Global Water Supply and Demand Trends Point Towards Rising Water Insecurity

Via Future Directions International, a look at global water supply and demand: Key Points Water demand is expected to increase over the next 30 years. It is unlikely that natural supplies will be sufficient to meet that demand in some parts of the world. While most of the world’s water will continue to be used […]

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