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HTML Document Transboundary Water - UNESCO Water Portal Newsletter No. 191

July 2007

Released 06/08/2007

An interview with... Léna Salamé – PCCP Project Coordinator
‘From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential’ (PCCP) facilitates multi-level and interdisciplinary dialogues in order to foster peace, co-operation and development related to the management of shared water resources.'

Transboundary waters are often associated with the term “Water Wars”.  Why is this the case and are these “Wars” possible?
Conflicts over shared resources are inherent to human nature. It is true for any resource and it becomes even more true when the resource is vital for human life and development, and especially when specific factors make competition for that resource more fierce. 
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