Focus Should Be On Water Conservation

Published on 05 July 2011

Fresh water is increasingly becoming scarcer on the globe, setting the stage for a doomsday scenario in the next few decades. Access to water is at the centre of conflicts in some parts of the continent, and this serves to underscore the magnitude of the problem and its potential to slowly but steadily spiral out of control.Most of these conflicts are between pastoralists and small-scale farmers, as rightly observed by the World Food Programme.

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