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Water wars, maybe, but who is the enemy?

Connell, Daniel


In the early 2000s there was frequent talk of water wars. One much quoted statement was made by the then Vice President of the World Bank Dr Ismail Serageldin who said that ‘Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil but wars of the 21st century will be about water unless we change the way in which we manage it.’ The situations that people have in mind when they speak of water wars includes the Nile River Basin where in the past the Egyptian government threatened to blow up dams if...[Show more]

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