The “water wars” thesis

October 29, 2012

Across the globe, there are numerous conflicts over the access to fresh water.  Many observers wonder whether any of these conflicts will break out into open warfare as populations continue to grow and clean, fresh water supplies grow more scarce.   The Pacific Institutes WorldWater.org project gives reason for hope – although conflicts over water have been common throughout history, only once has such a conflict ever evolved into full scale war between armies.  The “water wars” thesis, then, appears to be incorrect.  Click through the image below to see their historic list of water conflicts.


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