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Sharing water is key to peace in the Middle East

Source: The New Internationalist

We hear much about countries battling over control of oil, far less about the struggle to secure fair use of water. 

Water is a vital resource, even more essential than oil for everyday human existence. As it becomes an increasingly scarce resource across the globe, water has also become a major trigger point in conflicts.

Countries that get their water from a common source often misuse it, causing far-reaching social and practical problems for those who share the resource. This is especially true in the Middle East today. read more