The water crisis is one of the most important problems the world faces and will be an increasing factor in conflict, a freshwater policy expert told Anadolu Agency.

“Wars start for many complicated reasons, almost never a single reason, but water will be an increasing factor in conflict if we do not work to reduce that risk,” said Peter Gleick, co-founder of Pacific Institute.

Responding to questions of the possibility on “water wars” in the near future, Gleick, who is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, said his concern is growing violence associated with water

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