News of Useful and Educational Web Content Since 1994
How to announce content, apps, and tools on URLwire
FAQ | New Sites | Receive URLwire | Clients | Media | Archives | Contact
URLwire is available via Private Email, the Web, Twitter, RSS, and MobileURLwire - News of Useful, Unique and Educational Web Content Since 1994
Announce Date:1/27/16

CircleofBlue.com Identifies 10 Countries Where Water Issues Could Undermine Civic Stability
Key URLs:
tweet this news.

Infographic: Water and Security Hot Spots 2016Circle of Blue identified 10 places where water could compound existing social stressors and contribute to a humanitarian crisis. Outright conflict over water is rare, and history has shown that communities and nations are much more likely to cooperate over water than to fight, according to leading researchers. But as climate change, population growth, and industrial development put strain on water resources around the world, water issues can join with social and political upheaval to destabilize vulnerable regions.

Water problems in themselves are not enough to create a conflict, famine, or mass migration. Places like California and Australia, despite severe and lengthy droughts, have the institutional capacity and resources to manage and contain water crises. Other regions do not have the resources or the capacity to do so. Combining data from water and conflict indices with an analysis of other geopolitical factors, such as dependence on food imports and the presence or absence of effective water management systems, Circle of Blue identified 10 places where water could compound existing social stressors and contribute to a humanitarian crisis.

The ten areas identified by Circle of Blue’s analysis include:

Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
Ethiopia, Somalia, and South Sudan
India and Pakistan
Jordan and Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
South Africa

Circle of Blue took into account both the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, created by Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute, and the Global Conflict Risk Index produced by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. WRI’s water risk index, published in 2013, considers water quality and water quantity in the domestic, agricultural, industrial, and ecosystem contexts. The GCRI calculates the likelihood of a conflict breaking out in a given area, as well as how intense the conflict might be. It is updated every six months.

Additional details and infographic courtesy of Kaye LaFond and Codi Kozacek
Posted by Eric Ward on 1/27/16
Archived URLwire page: http://www.urlwire.com/news/012716.html

About URLwire...
"There are sources of press releases, such as Business Wire and PR Newswire, but the volume is so large it's  almost impossible to find anything useful. The one that's worth visiting for web watchers is URLwire"

Read URLwire via
Search URLwire archives

What is URLwire?
URLwire is a discreet and highly regarded news service for announcing content of merit to the right people. 

Do Subscribers Trust URLwire?
"Eric knows quality, doesn't waste our time with aimless content and he knows how to publicize it politely, personally, privately. When we receive a new URL/link from Eric, we read it and regularly link to the sites he sends us." -Library of Congress

Who else reads URLwire?
thousands of site reviewers, bloggers, editors, librarians, and others looking for great sites to write about and link to. 
Receive URLwire

Announcing your site:
I only announce useful, unique, or educational web content.
How to announce content

Multiple news search engnes index URLwire announcements. 

As needed, stock quote links in URLwire stories are provided courtesy of Google Finance ®

Is Your Site a Good Fit For Announcement on URLwire?
Since 1994 URLwire has helped quality web content gain attention, links, and publicity. URLwire is a fee-based announcment service originally established as a private service for librarians to inform them of high value Web content. URLwire now has thousands of editors, writers, reporters and social followers from all over the world. URLwire is not a mass service, and is not automated. The private email version is sent by founder Eric Ward, one at a time, to people who have requested it. URLwire also has millions of pageviews via the URLwire web site, and is published in multiple formats. 

URLwire.com - Knoxville, TN - contact