Water dispute


Water dispute

Water disputes are some of the world's oldest forms of disputes.

It is believed that the system of taxation originally evolved from the idea of river water sharing.

The roots of the English words "River" and "Rivalry" are also the same.Some people believe that the availability of water is what finally made the differences in the form of organization or government of a people. Where water was scarce, such as in a desert, it made sense to have small bodies of governance with strict rules for the subjects. Freedom it appears is greater where water is most available.

As demand for water increases, water shortages are becoming more common in some areas of the world. Regions in which water usage has come into dispute include the southwestern United States (Colorado River water in particular) and the Middle East.

ee also

*Water crisis
* [http://www.ppl.nl/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=82 Bibliography on Water Resources and International Law] . Peace Palace Library


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