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ConflictWater®

Our water is inspired by some of the finest water conflicts. We serve it so you can taste the inequality.

Afghan Iranian Dispute Water

Afghan Iranian Dispute Water

2015 Iran, Afghanistan    
Development dispute

A dispute over the allocation and rights to water from the Hari Rud River between Afghanistan and Iran leads to at least ten deaths when Iranian border guards allegedly open fire on Afghan villagers trying to collect river water. The river provides water for agricultural production in Herat province, Afghanistan, and to the downstream Iranian city of Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city.

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Russian Air Strike Water

Russian Air Strike Water

2015 Syria, Russia    
Military target    

Russian Federation forces bomb the al-Khafsa water treatment facility in the city of Aleppo, reportedly mistaking it for an oil production facility. The treatment plant draws water from the Euphrates River and is called “one of the most important in Syria, producing an average of 18 million litres of drinking water daily.” According to UNICEF, “The bombing caused severe damage and cut off piped water supplies on which approximately 3.5 million people depend.  Water pumping operations have since been partially restored, but more than 1.4 million people in rural Aleppo continue to suffer interruptions to their supply.”

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Peruvian Shortage & Well Water

Peruvian Shortage & Well Water

2015 Peru    
Development dispute    

In a feud over water, farmers in the Peruvian town of Ocucaje challenge an effort by a company, Agrícola La Venta, to start pumping from three wells. Water from the wells would flow through about eight miles of pipes to a farm that produces table grapes for export. Protesters set fire to plastic pipes and one protester is injured by company representatives during a dispute. The town is already struggling with serious water shortages and villagers are concerned that the pumping would further threaten water supplies.

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Syrian Rebel Water

Syrian Rebel Water

2015-2016 Syria    
Military tool    

In August 2015, Syrian rebel groups cut off water from a spring in Ain al-Fijah, reducing water output to Damascus by 90 percent for three days and leading to water shortages and rationing. Rebels continue to periodically shut off the supply from the spring, resulting in water shortages in Ain al-Fijah and Damascus. Rebels threaten to blow up the spring if government forces enter the region.

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Colombian Bomb Water

Colombian Bomb Water

2015 Colombia    
Terrorism

According to military officials, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) “detonated a high power explosive device," destroying a water facility in the town of Algeciras, in southwestern Colombia, disrupting service to about 13,000 people.

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Ukranian Damaged Water

Ukranian Damaged Water

2015 Ukraine, Russia    
Military target

Most of the villages and towns in the southwest portion of the Lugansk region in Ukraine lose access to their water supply after fighting damages a water main.

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Somalia Violence Water

Somalia Violence Water

2015 Somalia    
Development dispute    

Dozens are killed in clan-related violence in Somalia’s Hiiran region. Sources say the violence is related to tensions over access to water and pasture, as well as local politics.

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Yemen No-Access Water

Yemen No-Access Water

2015 Yemen
Development dispute

The Yemeni Interior Ministry claims up to 4,000 people die annually from water-related violence including raids on wells and other fights over water access involving armed groups. A report from Yemen’s pro-government newspaper estimates that 70-80% of conflicts in rural areas are about water. The UNFAO estimates that about 20 million Yemenis do not have access to drinking water because of the ongoing civil war.

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