Challenging the rhetoric of water wars

Authors

  • Randy Showstack


Abstract

In the West, whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting over, goes an adage coined by author Mark Twain. Over the years, concerns over water scarcity have threatened to boil over and led to conflicts in the American West and around the globe.

In many of these instances, dams and potentially conflicting uses of water are at the heart of the conflict.

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