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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

EU Foreign ministers promote ‘water diplomacy’

At the last EU foreign Affairs Council - held on 22 July in Brussels -, foreign ministers from members states underscored that tensions over access to water are likely to rise in the next decade and could endanger stability in many parts of the world. Especially climate change and demographic developments were seen as aggravating the situation.
The Council also stated that water-related conflicts could endanger the stability in many parts of the world, affecting the EU interests and international peace and security, and highlighted the potential of “water diplomacy” and the need to promote cooperation based on EU experience.
Water security was brought to the table by a decision taken earlier that the ministers should periodically look into long-term issues of high importance. No specific water-related conflict was discussed at the Brussels meeting.
Ministers stressed also that water and sanitation should be taken into account in designing the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015.
Some 783 million people, or 11% of the world's population, lack access to improved sources of drinking water, UN figures cited by EurActiv show.

Source: EurActiv