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Analysis of the water–conflict nexus in the Lake Chad Basin

Hydrological modelling makes it possible to derive measures of water availability that are representative of its importance for human sustenance. This approach, and focusing on water utilization processes rather than simplifying them into environmental factors, helps identify new quantitative evidence of interconnections between conflict, society and the environment.

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Fig. 1: Conflicts and spatial clusters of high or low water availability in 2015.

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This is a summary of: Galli, N. et al. Socio-hydrological features of armed conflicts in the Lake Chad Basin. Nat. Sustain. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-00936-2 (2022).

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