Water wars

As de­mand for water be­comes un­man­age­able, con­flicts are brew­ing be­tween na­tions that share trans­bound­ary fresh­wa­ter re­serves. Such con­flicts are pri­mar­ily plagu­ing de­vel­op­ing coun­tries of Africa, Asia and South Amer­ica

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Con­flicts over trans­bound­ary fresh­wa­ter sources are rising across the Global South

Water con­flict trig­gers

De­vel­op­ment dis­pute:

Where water sys­tems are a ma­jor source of con­tention in eco­nomic and so­cial de­vel­op­ment

Mil­i­tary in­ter­ven­tion:

Where water sys­tems are used by a na­tion or state as a weapon dur­ing mil­i­tary ac­tion

Po­lit­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion:

Where water sys­tems are used by a na­tion, state, or non-state ac­tor for a po­lit­i­cal goal

Ter­ror­ism:

Where water sys­tems are ei­ther tar­gets or tools of vi­o­lence or co­er­cion by non-state ac­tors

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