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Water Security, Health and Water Conflicts Around the World

EasyChair Preprint no. 3682

12 pagesDate: June 27, 2020


A person cannot live for more than a few days without clean, drinkable water. The United Nations estimates that 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. The 10 million people, including 2 million children die each year of waterborne diseases. The major sources of this contaminated water are bacteria, viruses, and cysts. These pathogenic organisms breed in unprotected water and unsanitary conditions.

Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of the population increase in the last century. Specifically, water withdrawals are predicted to increase by 50 per cent by 2025 in developing countries, and 18 per cent in developing countries. By 2025, 800 million people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under stress conditions.

The untreated drinking water and faecal contamination of water is the major cause of diarrhoea. The cholera is caused by contaminated water. Hepatitis is a viral disease caused by contaminated water and infects the liver. Jaundice, loss of appetite, fatigue, discomfort and high fever are symptoms of hepatitis.

There was Military conflict between Britain and France when a French expedition attempted control of the headwaters of the White Nile. South African troops move into Angola to occupy and defend the Ruacana hydropower complex as well as the Gové Dam on the Kunene River. There was tension between India and Pakistan over access and control of the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir.

Keyphrases: Hepatitis, United Nation, war, Water conflict, water security

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  author = {Joy Prakash Chowdhuri},
  title = {Water Security, Health and Water Conflicts  Around the World},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3682},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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