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US: Water a cause for war in coming decades

By Matthew Lee / AP WASHINGTON: Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, US intelligence agencies said in a report released Thursday. An assessment reflecting the …

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Water rights trade to help quench world thirst

By Nina Chestney and Barbara Lewis / Reuters LONDON: Markets in water rights are likely to evolve as a rising population leads to shortages and climate change causes drought and famine. But they will be based on regional and ethical trading practices and will differ from the bulk of commodity trade. Detractors argue trading water is …

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Water resources, wastewater management reform high on Egypt’s agenda

CAIRO: Egypt’s water resources and wastewater management have undergone reforms which have local and foreign investors as well as donor organizations eyeing the sector to drive further improvements. At a Dec. 7 seminar held by the Greek Embassy in Cairo, Mamdouh Razlan, engineer and vice president of the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater in …

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Africa to fall short on water Millennium Goals, says UN

NAIROBI: Most African countries will fail to attain the United Nation’s Millennium Goals on access to water and sanitation, the world body’s environment agency said on Friday. "Only eight countries in Africa are expected to attain the MDG target of reducing by half the proportion of the population without sustainable access to basic sanitation by …

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