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authors > Roman Kupchinsky

Roman Kupchinsky

Water Could Become Major Catalyst For Conflict

> 16 September 2005, RadioFreeEurope (...)

"Throughout history, access to water has spawned and escalated both domestic and international conflicts. In recent decades, population growth and global warming have both played a major role in raising the demand for and availability of potable water. The U.S. government has predicted that by 2015 almost half of the world’s population will be "stressed" for water. Water — rather than oil — could become the world’s next biggest catalyst for conflict." This article explains the effects the coming "water crunch" will have on food supplies, the regions on which it will impact hardest and the different types of conflicts this could spark off.  read

date of on-line publication : 8 November 2005

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