WATER IS INDEED A BONE OF CONTENTION, SINCE ANCIENT TIMES. QUITE AN ARGUMENT!
Water covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface but for the most part it is composed of salt water and even the sweet one is not always accessible: only 0.3 is found in rivers and lakes and can be used by humans . The danger of tensions and conflicts linked to the access and control of scarce water resources for several years is at the center of the debate of analysts around the world. And many consider that the wars of our century will break out due to disputes over control of the so-called blue gold, especially in areas where it is scarce and supply depends on cross-border rivers and lakes.
Ismail Serageldin, a former vice president of the World Bank, warned in 1995: “If the wars of the 20th century were fought for oil, those of the 21st century will have as their object water”.
The Nile, the longest…
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