Nowhere is freshwater scarcer than in the Arab world

Water scarcity contributes to violence.

 “Water can even be wielded as a weapon. In Syria, the Islamic State has seized control of the upstream basins of the two main rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. The fact that nearly half of all Arabs depend on freshwater inflows from non-Arab countries, including Turkey and the upstream states on the Nile River, may serve to exacerbate water insecurity further.”

Arab World’s biggest Problem not Terrorism or Fundamentalism but Water! [via Informed Comment]