In some cases, the scarcity of high quality freshwater resources relative to human demand contributes to conflicts between people.
Type of Resource Article Title Water and Human Security Author Aaron T. Wolf Affiliation Global Environmental Change and Human Security Project Url http://www.gechs.org/aviso/Aviso3Eng.htm Peer Review Unknown Review Process Abstract Offers an introduction to water conflict issues highlighting growth in water usage and demand for freshwater resources: "The scarcity of water in arid and semi-arid environments leads to intense political pressures, often referred to as water stress. Furthermore, water ignores political boundaries, evades institutional classification, and eludes legal generalizations."
|Type of Resource||Article|
|Title||Policy Changes Needed to Meet Threats to Land and Water|
|Author||2020 VISION News & Views, July 1995|
|Affiliation||International Food Policy Research Institute|
|Peer Review||Unknown Review Process|
|Abstract||"Soil and water are the basic natural resources on which agriculture depends, and both are expected to come under serious pressure as the world population rises toward a projected total of 8 billion over the next 25 years. As the demand for water mounts, competition for water among agricultural, industrial, and residential purposes will increase within countries, and tensions between countries that share water basins could escalate into open conflict."|
|Type of Resource||Report (part of)|
|Title||Water and Conflict|
|Author||Robert Engleman and Pamela LeRoy|
|Affiliation||Population Action International|
|Peer Review||Independent Peer-Review Process|
|Abstract||Part of a 1993 report by a U.S.-based advocacy group which addresses fresh water resources and their relationship to population, health and development. Strategies and regional examples are discussed.|