Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
6 - 12 April 2000
Issue No. 476
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

What lies behind all the recent talk of a global water crisis -- a human and social disaster in the making, or scaremongering designed to protect corporate interests? Fatemah Farag talks to President of the World Water Commission, Egypt's Minister for Irrigation Mahmoud Abu Zeid, while Peter Snowdon investigates the ecology and politics of "blue gold"

Watering the future

'The most precious mineral'

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