This chapter discusses the enduring preoccupation in policy issues with strategic questions related to water. In particular, the focus here is on the security implications of increased competition over water resources in defence and security analyses, despite the tendency in the academic literature towards an overly sceptical view of the potential for large-scale conflict over water.
|Title of host publication||Water Security: Principles, Perspectives and Practices|
|Editors||Bruce Lankford, Karen Bakker, Mark Zeitoun, and Declan Conway|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon, UK and New York|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|