Water Conflicts from Coast to Coast

Water conflicts have been going on since the beginning of human life. Water is an essential component of health, a key component of industry, and a significant symbol of power and sovereignty. Debates over water are urgent, emotional, and sometimes violent. Issues of water have been a critical part of our nation’s history, most notably in the West, but more recently in the Southeast as well. Water scarcity, caused by mismanagement and global warming, is intensifying these issues nationwide. And as the climate warms, debates over water resources are heating up too.

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