Water Problems Associated With Water Scarcity

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Some areas have abundant or sufficient water resources but are lacking the means to access it or distribute it properly due to political, socio-economic, or governmental issues. These areas include most of Central Africa including the Horn of Africa and the Eastern Coast, Central America, Northern India and some surrounding countries such as Nepal and Bhutan, as well as Cambodia and Laos (Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, 2007). A variety of states, regions, and localities can be affected by water scarcity to varying degrees. This figures to change frequently in the future as many top experts in the field of water study project that as population’s increase, the stress on renewable and non-renewable water sources will be strained to the breaking point, even in developed countries (Wolf, Kramer, Carrius, & Dabelko, 2006). WATER-RELATED CONFLICT Water conflicts are a result of many indicators including the growth of populations, an increase in demand for water resources, a constantly shifting climate, advances in technology, the globalization and industrialization of developing countries, dwindling supplies of non-renewable water sources, among many others. To fully understand the concepts which create water scarcity and thus produce the conditions possible for an increase in violent conflicts related to water scarcity Gleick’s Peak Water Model and the use of Water in Conflict Similar to the concept of Hubbard’s Peak Oil, the Gleick Peak Water
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