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Yemen's Looming Water Crisis

Dec 1, 2014 | 10:15 GMT
Because Yemen's weak central government cannot ensure domestic stability, the country shows little potential of being able to resolve or even mitigate its water scarcity problems in the near term.

A strong central government can find solutions and adapt to slow the decline of resources. But because Yemen's weak central government cannot ensure domestic stability, the country shows little potential of being able to resolve or even mitigate its water scarcity problems in the near term, leading hydrologists to predict that it could run out of water within the decade. If key steps are not taken soon, however, Yemen's water crisis, exacerbated by its ongoing conflict, will continue to worsen as the country's population grows.

(Stratfor)

In recent history, Yemen was a paragon of water engineering. If key steps are not taken soon, however, Yemen's water crisis, exacerbated by its ongoing conflict, will continue to worsen as the country's population grows. ...

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