When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict

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AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode -- but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, America Abroad travels to Sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water.

Hear from unapologetic water thieves, reporters turned refugees, and rural residents whose way of life may be completely decimated because of the language in a decades-old international treaty. Also: the voices of American officials, NGO’s, and entrepreneurs on what the West can -- and should -- do to help those in need.