Water consumption is on the increase with water use tripling in the last 30 years. However, its availability is becoming more and more uncertain leading to the threat of wars over water.
Problems are arising over what to do where rivers cross many different countries and disputes occur over who has the most control. A lack of legislation means that at the moment there are no agreements on who should decide what happens to the water.
The threat of wars over water are growing on the West Bank between Israel and Palestine; there have been water riots in Pakistan, India, China and Mexico and the threat of violence will only increase as water becomes more scarce.
The Danger of Water Wars, (2007), [www] http://www.waterconserve.org/shared/reader/welcome.aspx?linkid=88715, (2nd December 2007).