Water as vital to national security as defense, U.N. says

Reuters: Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defense, the United Nations report said on Friday. About 145 nations share river basins with their neighbors and need to promote cooperation over a resource likely to be disrupted by more frequent floods and heatwaves, it said. "In the past few decades, definitions of security have moved beyond a limited focus on military risks and conflicts,"......

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