Water shortages threaten global security

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  • 2014•07•31     International Bar Association website

    Excerpt from the article by Rebecca Lowe and Emily Silvester:

    ‘The real concern is what happens to societies and countries internally,’ says Dr Adeel Zafar, Director of UNU-INWEH and former Chair of UN Water. ‘If you have a fragile state where social and political institutions are in disarray, that’s where lack of access to water can play a significant role in destabilising countries internally.’