Water Conflict and Cooperation

Water poses both a threat and an opportunity. 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 sticking point in ending conflict and undertaking national and regional reconstruction and development (Curius, Dabelko, and Wolf 2004)


Curius, A, D Dabelko, and A Wolf. 2004. “Water, Conflict, and Cooperation,” no. 10.

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