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According to UN-Water, water scarcity already affects more than 40 percent of the people across the world. How can states work together to preserve and share this precious resource?

 

Water scarcity poses a threat to human health and sanitation and can threaten socio-economic development and political stability. Some security experts warn that dwindling water resources could spark future conflicts between countries.

 

Many of the world’s freshwater resources – rivers, lakes and streams – cross national boundaries. These transboundary water resources cover around 46% of the Earth’s land surface and 40% of the world’s population live within their vicinity. States have to agree how to distribute water resources among them, how to manage water use, regulate pollution, oversee navigation and negotiate decision-making.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.osce.org

A very useful resource for engaging with discussions about Water Management and the issues that limit ubiquitous access to water…

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