January 10, 2020

Featured in KJZZ

Why Is Water-Related Violence Increasing Around The World?

A number of major battles — some involving soldiers and others not — have been fought over oil, particularly in the Middle East since the mid-20th century.

Thanks to different kinds of conflicts and so many areas of drought around the world, those fights have shifted in certain places to water.

January 10, 2020

Featured in Mail and Guardian

Water ‘Wars’ Wash Over the World

More people around the world are fighting over water, according to the Pacific Institute, a United States-based think tank. But in Africa the rate of the increase in water-related conflicts is proportionally less than it was in previous decades.

January 6, 2020

Featured in Circle of Blue

HotSpots H2O: Water-Related Violence Spikes in Past Decade

Islamic State militants destroyed irrigation wells in Iraq. Police in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh killed five farmers during protests over water shortages. Water-related violence similar to these incidents has doubled in the past decade, according to data compiled by the Pacific Institute.

January 6, 2020

Featured in The Statesman

Water Wars

The challenge is as forbidding as it is global, verily the outcome of the cocktail of burgeoning population, poor management of resources, and extreme weather events linked to the climate crisis.

December 31, 2019

Featured in The Guardian

Water-related violence rises globally in past decade

Violence associated with water has surged in the past decade driven by attacks on civilian water systems in Syria’s civil war and increasing disputes over supplies in India, according to a comprehensive database of conflicts linked to the vital resource.

December 26, 2019

Featured in Earth Island Journal

Talking Points: Winter 2020

It’s sometimes said that water is worth its weight in gold. While that may not be strictly true in an economic sense, it’s hard to think of any other natural resource as vital to life as simple H2O.

December 13, 2019

Featured in Vice

This Decade We Became Really, Really Sure Climate Change is Real

In the past ten years, we lost hope in American politics, realized we were being watched on the internet, and finally broke the gender binary (kind of). So many of the beliefs we held to be true at the beginning of the decade have since been proven false—or at least, much more complicated than they once seemed.