Internationally shared water resources as a source of conflict. Case study of one internationally shared water resource and the role of different stakeholders in attempting to find a resolution
Use the resources above to help you to explain to a partner how water conflicts are likely to be connected to:
Use the Water Conflict Chronology to explore the global distribution of water conflicts since 2010. Use the menus at the top to select the date range and to choose conflicts which were triggered by water.
Describe the distribution you find.
River Johor: Malaysia and Singapore
Water supply in Singapore: four national taps
Place - how does location contribute to potential conflict over water between Singapore and Malaysia? How does Singapore's physical geography limit its ability to provide sufficient water for its domestic and economic needs?
Process - How is water supplied from Malaysia to Singapore? Where does treatment take place? What are the benefits to both countries?
Singapore-Malaysia Water Agreements and Conflicts
Power - why is a water agreement important to both Singapore and Malaysia? What is the nature of the water agreement (include when agreements were signed and financial arrangements). Why has there been disagreement/conflict between the two governments?
The role of different stake-holders in finding a solution
Possibility What role will be played each of the following in finding a solution?