Water is rarely the cause of major conflict between countries; however, competing needs from agriculture, dams, recreational users, and ecosystems fuel disputes that can worsen existing tensions. Despite the challenges posed by transboundary water basins and diminishing water supplies, governments and local groups from countries around the world have developed creative solutions to water shortages and sharing resources.

Join Geoffrey Dabelko, Director of the Environmental Change and Security Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and contributing author of State of the World 2005 for an in-depth look at water conflicts around the world and how communities and governments are finding cooperative solutions and preventing conflict.

Read the Discussion: http://www.worldwatch.org/live/discussion/109/

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