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Water scarcity and conflict

Competition for water is growing around the world, particularly as climate change brings more erratic rainfall, harsher droughts and higher temperatures. Will that competition turn to violence - or are there ways to defuse the pressures?


As water bank runs dry, Uganda greens hills to soak up rain Frederick Mugira
Water, water everywhere - but for how much longer? Megan Rowling
Parched Kenya looks to a new water source: volcanoes Kagondu Njagi
Murders, violence on rise as dry central India battles for water Shuriah Niazi
Armed guards protect last water in drought-parched Indian city Shuriah Niazi
Water pressures rise in Pakistan with drought, population growth Rina Saeed Khan
Rhetoric heats up as old rivals Bolivia and Chile clash over water Reuters
Without rain, S.Africa's Cape Town may run out of water by April Reuters
Parched Zimbabwe faces dire water shortages as dry season nears Andrew Mambondiyani
As climate threats grow, Iraq battles a new enemy: Water shortages Laurie Goering
Straight talking calms rural water conflicts in Tanzania Kizito Makoye
Indian village beats drought, one raindrop at a time Roli Srivastava
Huge dam to boost Kenya's urban water but may threaten Maasai Mara Wesley Langat
As farmers pump more groundwater for crops, food prices risk surge J.D. Capelouto
Solar-power wells ease conflict over water in Kenya's Rift Valley Anthony Langat
Indian villagers blame Coca-Cola for water scarcity Nita Bhalla
As water falls short, conflict between herders and farmers grows Wesley Langat
A third of world's aquifers are being sucked dry - NASA data Chris Arsenault
China to unveil measures to fight water pollution Reuters
In Russia, a drying lake threatens an 'era of water wars' Angelina Davydova
World is not aware of water crisis caused by climate change Nita Bhalla
Opinion
Tensions surge in Jordan as refugees compete for scarce water Shreya Mitra and Janani Vivekananda, International Alert
Ground water depletion driving global conflicts - NASA scientist Chris Arsenault
Could Modi's election ease South Asian water tensions? Laurie Goering
What water wars? 'Think water cooperation', expert says Anastasia Moloney
Water scarcity heightens caste tensions in India Ashutosh Sharma
Parched Jordan faces water crisis as Syria refugees flood in Sulafah Shami
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