Singapore’s water story

A streamflow towards self-sufficiency and sustainable development Water security is identified as one of the threats emanating from failing global efforts to stop climate change. As of 2015, two-thirds of the world’s population will be [...]

Shared Water, Contested Water: The Middle East

Sharing the Contested Waters of the Middle East In 1988, the Egyptian Foreign Minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali said that the next war in the Middle East would be fought over water. What is the situation nearly 30 years on, [...]

Shared Waters, Shared Responsibility: Europe

Governance of Europe's Waters The European Water Framework Directive is a successful – although imperfect – model for international management and the protection of water supplies and natural water environments. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is one of the most [...]

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In Depth

The New “Water – Employment – Migration” Nexus

Water, employment and migration crises are posing rising risks globally. In parts of the Mediterranean, the situation on all three crises is alarming. Their link may not be obvious at a first glance, but it [...]

Water Cost in Southern Spain

The Price of Watering Europe's Southern Plains Farmers in south-eastern Spain are complaining of water shortages and say they will go out of business by the end of the year if the government does not increase supply. But [...]

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