Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis

Water Peace and War Confronting the Global Water Crisis Now in an updated edition this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to miti

  • Title: Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis
  • Author: Brahma Chellaney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Now in an updated edition, this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world s most underappreciated and unNow in an updated edition, this pioneering and authoritative study considers the profound impact of the growing global water crunch on international peace and security as well as possible ways to mitigate the crisis Although water is essential to sustaining life and livelihoods, geostrategist Brahma Chellaney argues that it remains the world s most underappreciated and undervalued resource One sobering fact is that the retail price of bottled water is already higher than the international spot price of crude oil But unlike oil, water has no substitute, raising the specter of water becoming the next flashpoint for conflict Water war as a concept may not mesh with the conventional construct of warfare, especially for those who plan with tanks, combat planes, and attack submarines as weapons Yet armies don t necessarily have to march to battle to seize or defend water resources Water wars in a political, diplomatic, or economic sense are already being waged between riparian neighbors in many parts of the world, fueling cycles of bitter recrimination, exacerbating water challenges, and fostering mistrust that impedes broader regional cooperation and integration The danger is that these water wars could escalate to armed conflict or further limit already stretched food and energy production Writing in a direct, nontechnical, and engaging style, Brahma Chellaney draws on a wide range of research from scientific and policy fields to examine the different global linkages between water and peace Offering a holistic picture and integrated solutions, his book has become the recognized authority on the most precious natural resource of this century and how we can secure humankind s water future.

    690 Comment

    • Mills College Library says:

      333.91 C516 2013

    • Jagatjit Sahu says:

      This book can be summarized in a few lines.First, just like in the past, wars will be fought for resource acquisition as against what Huntington had predicted in his Clash of Civilization book. Second, water is becoming more precious than any other resources; even oil. Hence, water is going to dictate next geopolitical future of the world.That's it!

    • Souvik Khamrui says:

      An Informative, insightful & intriguing study. Rising food production, energy generation, water-intensive industries & water guzzling machines for the ever burgeoning population put the world on the threshold of water scarcity. Severe water conflicts are looming large on the horizon if not already started. Over exploitation of ground water beyond replenishment limit, environmental degradation by anthropogenic activities, rapid urbanization, climate change are wreaking havoc on water reso [...]

    • Harsh Ray says:

      A thorougly researched and lucidly book that makes impressive reading. The author weaves the big picture by blending materials from the social and natural sciences in a manner suitable for both the general reader and the specialist. This book will probably rank as the best in the market on the global geopolitics of water resources.

    • Brian Chian says:

      A must read book for anyone interested in the global water crisis and how it can be contained.

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