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While there have been numerous conflicts over water (think wild west movies where the bad guys steal water rights for their cattle from the local farmers), the issues have not escalated to the same scale and water has not had the same impact as oil on geopolitics or global economics. That could change very soon and here’s why:
Without oil we would be inconvenienced, but our species would survive – as we did for centuries before oil was discovered. Without water, the average human being would perish after 3 days. (You can survive without food for almost 3 weeks, but water is essential to our existence because humans are xx% water and without it we xxxx).
Who has the water?
Who needs the water?
Does desalination work?