Population growth, climate change raising odds of war over water, forum hears

Winnipeg Free Press: The potential for violent conflict to erupt over fresh water is rising as the global population grows against a backdrop of climate change, an experts forum heard Tuesday. Until now, speakers said, disputes over water have typically led to co-operation between affected parties but higher demand and lower supplies could alter that pattern for the worse. "Water resources in themselves have rarely been the sole source of conflict or war," said Bob Sandford, a Canadian water-policy expert. "Unfortunately,......

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