Water Currents: Water Conflict

Community members in Mayendit County, South Sudan, use their new borehole, which they manually drilled with support from the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Photo credit: Samaritan’s Purse

Competition and conflict over water resources extends back thousands of years. Water is a fundamental and irreplaceable resource in all societies. Therefore, it is not surprising that water management is complex and that water-related interests are frequently contested. The risk of water-related violence and conflict is growing, as scarce water resources face ever-increasing pressures from growing populations and environmental degradation.

This issue contains open access articles and reports from 2017, as well as several news articles on water, conflict, and peacebuilding published so far in 2018. Also included are selected USAID resources on water-related conflict.


Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

 

Water Currents
Publication Date: 
6 Feb 2018
Produced By: 
USAID Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) Water Office

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