Report: Lack of fresh water to sow instability

In coming decades, areas of South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa will face not only shortages of water but floods, factors that contribute to the risk of water being used for leverage between states, as well as a weapon of war and of terrorism, according to a U.S. intelligence assessment. While a so-called water war is unlikely within the next decade, scarce water resources could hinder the ability to produce food and generate energy.

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