Environmental Impact of September 11th
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Why is water a national security issue?

  • Access to safe drinking water is a critical health issue in the developing world. Poor people are dying for lack of safe water.
    • 1.1 Billion people in Africa, Asia and Latin America lack access to safe water.
  • Water has been at the heart of conflict throughout recorded history (see http://www.worldwater.org/conflict.htm).
  • Water is particularly valuable in the Middle East.
  • Freshwater may become the oil of the late 21st century.