This Map Reveals Where Our Future Water Wars Will Begin

As droughts intensify around the world, the stand-off over who gets access to which water sources is becoming more and more fraught. Here are the places around the globe where the competition for water has already begun playing itself out.

Map: Pitch Interactive for Popular Science

Popular Science had the map put together from data from The Global Runoff Data Centre, encompassing over 2,000 separate instances of conflicting water claims from between 1990-2008.


You can check out the full map — along with information about just what happened in those conflicts — over at Popular Science.

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