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Climate Security is Water Security: Reflections on World Water Day

For human societies, climate change manifests itself primarily through changes in water – increased intensity, frequency and variability of droughts, floods and storms, and a warming and rising ocean. The security implications of climate change are also primarily about water. Preparing for, and responding to, the water events listed above are increasingly becoming the domain of security planners today, charged with assessing credible risks to national security, and developing plans to mitigate those risks. (more…)