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Water shortages 'a global problem'

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Water shortages in many countries could eventually replace oil as the primary cause of global conflicts.

It is an argument that Steve Solomon makes in his book 'Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization'.

Speaking from Rome, Mr Solomon told Matt Frei that the struggle for water is becoming a very big issue for more and more countries.

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