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News from 2019-05-29 / KfW Research, KfW Development Bank

Water, crises and conflicts: how they interrelate and the need for action using the Middle East as an example

Development in Brief

Water is vital for sustaining life, however, ever more regions around the world are suffering from water shortage. And it is especially in these places that complicated conflicts and crises are often observed.

Is there a connection between water as a resource and the conflicts there? What repercussions do crises and conflicts have on the national and local water supply? In this edition of Development in Brief, we demonstrate interrelationships using the Middle East as an example, and formulate action needed by financial cooperation.

Water, crises and conflicts: how they interrelate and the need for action using the Middle East as an example (PDF, 132 KB, accessible)