In the 1996 issue of the Environmental Change and Security Program's annual report, Miriam R. Lowi writes about water disputes in the  Middle East, while Dennis Pirages explores "microsecurity" – the connection between disease organisms and human well-being.  Also in this issue: a look at overseas contamination by the military; an action plan for population, development, and environment; and Thomas Homer-Dixon's findings from a project on environment, population, and security; among other articles. Complete report.