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Water, international peace, and security

30-09-2010 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 879, by MaraTignino

Water scarcity, accelerated by climate change, affects water availability and may threaten peace and security. Keeping water out of war not only contributes to preserving an indispensable natural resource for life but also serves as a tool for the hostile parties to start negotiations, building trust and peace.


MaraTignino is Senior Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva.

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