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Could Water Scarcity Prompt A Battle Between U.S. and Canada?

By Sara Jerome
Is water so scarce that it could lead to war between the U.S. and Canada over ownership of the valuable substance?

Post Media’s Canada.com recently reported: “Canada must prepare for diplomatic water wars with the U.S., as demand on both sides of the border grows for this vital but ultimately limited resource, says Gary Doer, Canadian ambassador to the United States.”

He said the problem is so pressing that in five years it will make other public debates look “silly.”

Better Water Management Needed to Eradicate Poverty

Better Water ManagementAnalysis by: Torgny Holmgren Edited by Kitty Stapp

It demands repetition: water is a precondition for all life. It keeps us alive – literally – while being a prerequisite for or integral part of most of our daily activities. Think hospitals without water, think farms, energy producers, industries, schools and homes without our most needed resource. All sectors, without exception, are dependent on water.

 

                           


            

Current Issue: Africa Water & Sanitation & Hygiene March-April 2017 Vol.12 No.2