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Water, Climate, Conflict & Migration: Coping with 1 Billion People on the Move by 2050

Via Inter Press Service, an article on the direct and indirect links between migration and the water crisis, which has different faces — unsafe water in many places, chronic flooding or drought in others: Do migrants willingly choose to flee their homes, or is migration the only option available? There is no clear, one-size-fits-all explanation […]

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Water, Energy and Food Security Key To MENA Stability

Courtesy of The Arab Weekly, an article on the potential risk that insecurity in the water-food-energy nexus will lead to political unrest, displacement and instability: The Middle East region is struggling to ensure adequate water, energy and food security as resources deplete and demand increases due to population growth and climate change. According to the United […]

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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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