Increasing water scarcity could drive the next century’s conflicts.
Al Jazeera, 25 April 2013
Has water replaced oil as the word’s scarcest resource? By 2030, 47% of the world’s population will be living in areas of high scarcity. In Yemen, the situation is already verging on catastrophic and is low on the government agenda. It has long been contentious between Israelis and Palestinians, and with little cooperation on the issue; there is no solution in sight. Whether it’s due to issues of natural or politically created scarcity, will future wars be fought over water? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Steven Solomon, Author, “Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization” thewaterblog.com
Sandra Ruckstuhl, Senior Specialist for Conflict & Development, Group W group-w-inc.com
Anwer Sahooly, Team Leader, Yemen Water Sector Program at GIZ tc-wateryemen.org
Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) foeme.org