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What does a world with less water mean for the Middle East?

What does a world with less water mean for the Middle East?

Date(s) - 05/04/2021
12:00 am

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SOAS Middle East Institute

ONLINE via Zoom:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 11:3

Speaker: Peter Schwartzstein (journalist)
As the driest part of the planet, the Middle East never had much water, to begin with. But a potent combination of climate shocks, rampant mismanagement, and increasing demand is pushing the region to the brink. Already, tens of millions of people have insufficient water. The ramifications of increased thirst could be extreme. In this talk, Peter Schwartzstein will trade off years of environmental reporting across the Middle East to explore what a water crisis of this magnitude could mean for lives and livelihoods, while also delving into the potential implications for governance and regional stability.
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Photo credit: Namak Lake (Qom, Iran) –
Jurriaan Persyn (Flickr)


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