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Unformatted text preview: ies) Mekong (Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos) Jordon (Israel, Jordon, “west bank”) Nile (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia + 6 others) TigrisTigris-Euphrates (Turkey, Iraq, Syria) Water Conflicts In the Middle East Tigris-Euphrates Nile “If there is a political will for peace, water will not be a hindrance. If you want reasons to fight, water will give you ample opportunities” - Professor Uri Shamir 22 22 Water Conflicts Closer to Home 23 23 24 4 3/29/2011 Global Water Issues Aquifer Depletion Problems becoming more serious By 2030, UN warns almost ½ of the world’s population will have water scarcit issues ity it Many people lack safe drinking water and sewage systems Less water will be available in the future: why? Removing groundwater faster than it is replenished Lowers water table Land subsidence Salt...
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This note was uploaded on 08/10/2011 for the course ENV 200 taught by Professor Karening during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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