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Water wars: Ask the experts

You put your questions to our panel of experts: Professor Tony Allan of the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, SOAS, and author of The Middle East Water Question, and Adel Darwish, author of Water Wars: Coming Conflicts in the Middle East.

Access to clean water is a major source of tension in key regions throughout the world.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Middle East where water is the most valuable resource, and even more precious than oil.

Some experts have predicted that the wars of the future will not be fought over politics or oil, but over water.

What do you think? Will the next major conflict be fought over water? How can regional tensions over water be diffused?



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