Middle East water crisis should spark war

Arab countries, Israel and Iran is hit by the worst drought in modern times. A recent analysis by scholars at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis in Dubai warns of tension developing in the near future.

Less water might result in war over what little is left in the Middle East
Less water might result in war over what little is left in the Middle East

The Middle East region hit by the worst drought in modern times. Water scarcity is becoming a source of increasing conflict between countries in the Middle East and North Africa, leading analysts to predict an increase in future wars and billions of dollars in direct and indirect damage to the region’s economies.

Jewish boy have water in the tap of the school.
Jewish boy have water in the tap of the school.

«Two of the three primary fresh-water aquifers in Israel and Palestine lay under the West Bank, the Eastern Basin and the Northeastern Basin» said Thomas Homer-Dixon, a leading scholar in the field of environmental scarcity.

«Israel also shares a coastal aquifer with the Gaza Strip. Israel cannot relinquish control over those aquifers without severely compromising its national security»

Source: ICEJ.org

3 thoughts on “Middle East water crisis should spark war

  1. I have a solar powered process A2WH for extracting water from air which is nearly ideal for use in the middle east. It works in inland deserts and can be scaled to millions of gallons per day. The only question is finding the economic and political will to deploy the solution. The water is more expensive than ground water but it is reliable and sustainable and can be competitive with coastal desalt when energy costs are factored in. It is certainly cheaper than war. The only reason to fight a war over water is because of lack of planning or lack of will to deploy the solution.

    1. Dear Joe.

      Welcome to this site, and thanks for this comment. I do not have any knowledge of how to transform sea water into drinkable water. But what i know is that Israel already is capable of doing so, and probably have to do this at a much larger scale.

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