EU needs to help stem regional water conflicts | Chicago Tribune
By Justyna Pawlak
Experts say the European Union could help water-starved countries in North Africa better manage their water usage, helping address criticism that Europe has not reacted effectively to challenges stemming from the Arab Spring.
"Where the EU may have a role to play is in the area of water sustainability, reuse of water waste," said William Lawrence, North Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group.
"If downstream countries are using less water and using it better, then this can address upstream politics, which can be cantankerous."
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