Brahma Chellaney

Snapshot
Brahma Chellaney

East Africa is one of the world’s most water-stressed regions. Overexploitation of water resources there has been compounded by declining snowpacks on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. In this light, the discovery of two significant aquifers in mostly arid Kenya has been hailed as a potential game changer.

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2013
G. John Ikenberry

Chellaney sketches a bleak picture of water scarcity in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and speculates whether the social and environmental stresses of water shortage could lead to conflict and armed violence.

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2011
Andrew J. Nathan

Ranging widely across the region, this forcefully written study warns of a growing risk of interstate conflicts over water.