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War for Water

Sergey Zhiltsov, Igor Zonn

“Today water conflicts are becoming an integral part of the global geopolitical system since they are about control over an essential resource for modern technological society. Politicians and experts might soon be talking about water pipeline infrastructure, similar to gas and oil pipes. Water conflicts are similar to those over oil and gas splitting producing and importing countries. The only difference is that oil and gas can have an alternative route or supply source, while it is much more complicated and expensive to implement for water. So, water is becoming a global commodity, which in the new century could exceed oil in terms of price,” claim the authors.

War for Water


SECURITY INDEX №2 (87), 2009