Will be there a war over water resources in the future? I can almost guarantee that there will be. No I am not predicting the future, I am just channeling the past. Wars over water have already occurred. The wars may not have been solely about obtaining water, but I challenge you to name one war that had one goal and was about one thing. Water has played a key part in every war in arid regions since the beginning of human wars.
Here is a list of times water has been directly involved in human conflict. It doesn’t list the times water was unintentionally affected by human conflict as I’m confident that list is next to impossible to compile. http://www.worldwater.org/conflict/list/
The point is, water is essential to life, denying someone water is an easy way to break an individual. Continue reading