Water Security and Global Dynamics

Water is the most precious resource our civilization has — the fundamental prop on which our social structures rest, though we have become somewhat blind to this fact. Water too is the very stuff of life for countless species, including us, without which we cannot survive and yet which is becoming increasingly scare and vulnerable.  Security expert Dee Smith charts the myriad ways in which water security directly impinges on global security — and the risks facing both.

Human history is replete with examples of the devastating effects of the lack of water. A centuries-long drought is the prime candidate as the ultimate cause for the collapse of the major “classical period” civilizations of ancient Mexico, including the …

You need a subscription to view this content. Subscribe here!
Already have an account? Log in here.
Want to try this article for free before subscribing? Click here.