An Indian boy walks on the parched land which was once a pond in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, on 17 May 2012. EPA/STR
Has water replaced oil as the word’s scarcest resource? By 2030, 47% of the world’s population will be living in areas of high scarcity. In Yemen, the situation is already verging on catastrophic and is low on the government agenda. It has long been contentious between Israelis and Palestinians, and with little cooperation on the issue; there is no solution in sight. Whether it’s due to issues of natural or politically created scarcity, will future wars be fought over water? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Steven Solomon Author, “Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization" thewaterblog.com
Sandra Ruckstuhl Senior Specialist for Conflict & Development, Group W group-w-inc.com