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Dam building and conflict

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A new analysis commissioned by the United Nations uses a comprehensive combination of social, economic, political and environmental factors to identify areas around the world most at-risk for "hydro-political" strife. This river basins study was part of the U.N.'s Transboundary Waters Assessment Program.

 

The study is worldwide  , of the areas of most interest here , the problems are likely to come from in the next 15 to 30 years  from dams and water diversion problems  .

 

  • Ethiopia  building dams on the tributaries on the Nile river, and diverting water from countries upstream.  Population growth and drought could make this worse
  • the Orange and Limpopo rivers in Southern Africa 
  • climate models suggest that the Orinoco River Basin in northern Brazil and the Amazon Basin in upper South America may face drier conditions, which could problems 

 

During  this period the number of proposed trans boundary dams or water diversions is Asia 807,South America, 354; Europe, 148; Africa, 99; and North America, 8.

Africa has a higher level of hydro-political tension

 

report continues https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170717160048.htm

 

the study 

Assessment of transboundary river basins for potential hydro-political tensions by L. De Stefano and others can be found at http://www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu/publications/publications/DeStefano et al. Global Env Change 2017.pdf

 

a number of proposed water projects are affected by several political, environmental and socio-economic factors which could create tension

 

one of the authors has entered it in full PDF form at his university site

 

looking at the study Lake Turkana is regarded as having a very high risk of conflict

 

 

well  the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under construction on the Blue Nile in northern Ethiopia, near the Sudan border is already being spoken of a cause for lower water flow into Egypt

 

please see  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313135006.htm

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