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Water resources and the risk of conflict

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 12176 | 23 February 2010

Mr Bernard MARQUET, Monaco, ALDE ; Mr Iosif Veniamin BLAGA, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Bill ETHERINGTON, United Kingdom ; Mr Rafael HUSEYNOV, Azerbaijan, ALDE ; Mr Stanislav IVANOV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Haluk KOÇ, Turkey, SOC ; Mr Aleksei LOTMAN, Estonia, UEL ; Ms Christine MARIN, France, EPP/CD ; Sir Alan MEALE, United Kingdom, SOC ; Mr Aleksandar NENKOV, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Mr Pasquale NESSA, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Joseph O'REILLY, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Ms Elsa PAPADIMITRIOU, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Jakob PRESEČNIK, Slovenia, EPP/CD ; Mr Gabino PUCHE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Gonzalo ROBLES, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr René ROUQUET, France ; Mr Giacinto RUSSO, Italy, ALDE ; Ms Maria STAVROSITU, Romania ; Mr Oreste TOFANI, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Mustafa ÜNAL, Turkey, EPP/CD ; Mr Rudi VIS, United Kingdom

Following its Resolution 1693 (2009) and in anticipation of the 5th World Water Forum, to be held in Marseilles in 2012, the Parliamentary Assembly wishes to continue its consideration of the problem of water, and more specifically the tensions and conflicts that can result from a shortage of drinking water.

As the Assembly already stressed, access to water, its supply and its use can lead to tension that may result in conflict, either internal or between states.

The Assembly therefore wishes to initiate a debate on water resources and the risk of conflict, which might then serve as the basis for a contribution to the forthcoming World Water Forum.