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Factbox - Regions where water disputes are fuelling tensions

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Astrid Zweynert
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July 23 (AlertNet) - Disputes over water are common around the world, exacerbated by climate change, growing populations, rapid urbanisation, increased irrigation and a rising demand for alternative energy sources such as hydroelectricity.

Following are a few of the regions where competition for water from major rivers systems is fuelling tension.

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2012/world/countdown-to-rio/

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

Over the 20 last years about 2/3 of the world population were exposed to natural disaster. Most of them are affected by floods and droughts. 1.3 million have been killed, whereas far most of them by earthquakes. ... Read more about Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/ud/documents/propositions-and-reports/reports-to-the-storting/2011-2012/meld-st-11-2011-2012/4.html?id=681873

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Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

Map showing the estimated dates for achieving the Millienium Development Goals. ... Read more about Map of Estimated Dates for Achieving the Millienium Development Goals

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World seaborne trade (crude oil/oil products) tonnes

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http://www.marisec.org/shippingfacts/environmental/reduction-in-marine-pollution.php?SID=48adffcc673031547a190b20c364718b

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World seaborne trade (crude oil/oil products) tonnes

In tonnage terms, the amount of oil transported by sea increased from 1,600 million tonnes in 1992 to over 2,400 million tonnes in 2008. Over 34,000 million tonnes was carried over the 16 year period. By contrast, the number of major oil spills during the same period shows a steady reduction. Although serious accidents occasionally occur - the loss of the 'Erika' and 'Prestige' being recent high profile examples - the trend shows a continuing improvement, both in quantity and frequency of oil spills each year. ... Read more about World seaborne trade (crude oil/oil products) tonnes

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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http://131.224.244.83/en/themasites/gismo/applications/index.html

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People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy from 1990 to 2030. ... Read more about People without Adequate Access to Food, Water and Energy

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