Can Peace and Prosperity Flow from Water?
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What happens when tensions over water reach their boiling point? In our final bonus episode of the summer season, we explore the causes of water conflicts and what we can do to stop them. We start with the Middle East, a water-scarce region where conflict brews over shared water resources. We then turn to Latin America, where migrants are spurred by climate change, and the lack of water rights in Chilé has created conflict between the government and its people.

We revisit conversations with four renowned guests from our past episodes: EcoPeace Middle East Director Gidon Bromberg, economist Jeffrey Sachs, journalist Abrahm Lustgarten and activist Carolina Vilches. You can find their full episodes from our previous seasons here:

S1E3 & S1E4: Water, peace and the Middle East: Part 1 & Part 2: Water, Peace and the Middle East featuring Gidon Bromberg


S2E13 Towards a Better, Greener World with Jeffrey Sachs


S2E4 The Great Climate Migration with Abrahm Lustgarten


S3E11 Water Pipes to Water Rights: Protecting Water with Newsha Ajami and Carolina Vilches


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