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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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The New Green Revolution: How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World

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Olivier De Schutter, Gaëtan Vanloqueren
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A farmer gathers wheat in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
 
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Afghanistan worst place in the world for women, but India in top five

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Owen Bowcott
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Targeted violence against female public officials, dismal healthcare and desperate poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country in which to be born a woman, according to a global survey released on Wednesday. ... Read more about Afghanistan worst place in the world for women, but India in top five

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Who are Africa's middle class? And will they help to reduce poverty?

Who are Africa's middle class? And will they help to reduce poverty?
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A report says a third of Africans are now middle class. Their interests coincide with the interests of the poor and should help to bring about change ... Read more about Who are Africa's middle class? And will they help to reduce poverty?

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AlertNet AidWatch - New Website Gives Lowdown On Global Aid Flows

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By Katie Nguyen
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Feb 9,2011

          A displaced Afghan woman receives winter aid from the U.N refugee agency in Kabul

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