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Water Conflicts at a Boiling Point in Southeast Asia

"Though land has historically been the focus of resource conflict, increasing water shortages combined with the insatiable demands of burgeoning populations, industry and agriculture are likely to prompt new conflicts. Ismail Serageldin, the first chairperson of the Global Water Partnership, declared in 1995, 'If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over wchange our approach to managing this precious and vital resource.'

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Sources:

Noviscape July 2010, pgs. 2 and 4
http://newsletters.clearsignals.org/Noviscape_July2010.pdf#page2

For background on conflict resolution:
Ramsbotham, Oliver, Tom Woodhouse, and Hugh Maill. Contemporary Conflict Resolution . Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2005
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