• Geography
  • Published 2006

The Water War Debate: Swimming Upstream or Downstream in the Okavango and the Nile?

@inproceedings{Jacobs2006TheWW,
  title={The Water War Debate: Swimming Upstream or Downstream in the Okavango and the Nile?},
  author={Inga M. Jacobs},
  year={2006}
}
Water is a vital resource essential to human survival and for which there is no substitute. Additionally, whilst water is still seen as a ‘renewable resource,’ reality seems to dictate that there is only a finite quantity of water available in water-scarce regions. As a result, ‘water’ and ‘war’ are two topics that have begun to be assessed together with increasing frequency. Water disputes have indeed been labelled as one of the “New Wars” in Africa, comparing it to the likes of other resource… CONTINUE READING

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