You hear it all the time: “the wars of the 21st century will be fought over water.” But in reality, few if any countries have actually gone to war over water – ever. At the same time, though, water has played a clear role in many forms of conflict within nations, including skirmishes between Guatemalan villages, inter-group riots in India, and inter-state legal disputes in the U.S. In this talk, Dr Scott Moore will draw on his recent 2018 book, Subnational Hydropolitics, published by Oxford University Press, to explain how water wars can arise within countries – as well as to prevent and contain them.
There will be a chance for informal Q&A and refreshments till 14.30.
Further details at www.water.ox.ac.uk/water-wars