Water Conflicts

Water wars is a term that has been been evoked in describing conflicts between countries, states, or groups over access to water resources.  Although there is not much evidence that water conflicts are leading to actual wars, there are many situations around the world in which tensions over shared water resources is causing political tension.

We will discuss the ways in which water conflicts are playing out both in the United States and in other parts of the world.  To better understand the nature of these conflicts, we will examine water conflicts in the Aral Sea, the Nile River, and the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.


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