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Tigris and Euphrates rivers fragmentation

Tigris and Euphrates rivers fragmentation

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Uploaded 16 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2009
From collection: Vital Water Graphics 2
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz
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It has been predicted that access to water will create conflict between countries. In Africa, central Asia, west Asia and the Americas, some countries are already arguing fiercely over access to rivers and inland seas, and confrontations could arise as water shortages grow (Gleick, 2000). Countries currently or potentially involved in international disputes over access to river water and aquifers include: - Turkey, Syria and Iraq (the Tigris and Euphrates rivers); - Israel, Jordan, Syria and Palestine (the Jordan River and the aquifers of the Golan Heights); - India and Pakistan (the Punjab rivers); - India and Bangladesh (the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers); - China, Indochina and Thailand (the Mekong River); - Tajikistan, Kyrghyzstan and Uzbekistan (the Oxus and Jaxartes rivers); - Ethiopia, Sudan and East African riparian countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Egypt (the Nile River) (Gleick, 2000; Villers, 1999). Freshwater ecosystem alterations ...
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