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2012: Will Water Scarcity Increase Tensions Across The World?

Governments across the underdeveloped regions of the world are already facing the threat of water wars. We believe 2012 will be the year the world starts looking for solutions to its aqua problems. Water will be one of the defining issues of the next half century. It’s a critical issue and this realisation will start […]

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Grasslands – Water Engines of the World

This film was produced by Green Renaissance the environmental division of African Renaissance Productions – greenrenaissance.co.za “In the Future wars will be fought over water. Our bodies of made up of 75% water. Without it we will die…we need to do something now to protect the water engines that supply the country with water” says […]

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Water Equals Human Dignity And International Security

Water scarcity and drought is directly connected to public health, energy, agriculture and food supply and, by extension, international security. The full spectrum of social networking is beginning to have a dramatic turning-point effect on public policy and societal change throughout the world. Much like its impact as a major stimulus in the election of […]

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The Race to Buy up the World’s Water

The New Oil Should private companies control our most precious natural resource? Everyone agrees that we are in the midst of a global freshwater crisis. Around the world, rivers, lakes, and aquifers are dwindling faster than Mother Nature can possibly replenish them; industrial and household chemicals are rapidly polluting what’s left. Meanwhile, global population is […]

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Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That’s the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Shamalla will be speaking at defenceWeb’s […]

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A Water Crisis is Threatening the World

The United Nations appears to be a notch more concerned about the progressive scarcity of clean water than about global warming. A WATER crisis is threatening the world, and the Philippines, although surrounded by oceans of water, is not immune to it. Cebu and other cities in the country are already experiencing water shortage. As […]

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War and Water

With all of its life-giving properties, water is not often associated with acts of war. Yet many important interconnections are apparent in modern life. For example, wars are sometimes fought on waterways; those engaged in military operations have many needs for water; war can adversely impact water resources; and increasingly, observers worry that wars might […]

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