Water, Conflict and Cooperation
Source: Carius, A., J. Dabelko, and A.T. Wolf (ECSP Report), 2004
Water poses both a threat and an opportunity for the UN system. Increasing scarcity of clean fresh water impedes development, undercuts human health, and plays critical roles along the conflict continuum between and within states. While rarely (if ever) starting a war between states, water allocation is often a key...