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Water Access, Supply Important Factors In Food Production, National Security, Chicago Council Report Says

Devex: Water scarcity poses ‘fundamental risk to stability,’ new report finds
“Ensuring equal access to water is a key component to maintaining societal stability and preventing conflict in fragile states, according to a new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Accessible, affordable water access is at the center of ensuring the world’s growing population — which, in 2019, includes approximately 821 million food-insecure people and 150 million malnourished children, according to the report — has enough to eat. The report … found that communities, where water access is disputed or becomes a point of tension, can be a dangerous multiplier for underlying conflict…” (Welsh, 3/21).