Sommaire: EUHR Solana on the occasion of the World Water Day 2007 (22 March 2007: Brussels)
Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), today made the following statement on the occasion of the World Water Day:
"Water is a common good, essential for all human activity. Competition for such an essential resource, whose scarcity will be aggravated by global warming, can be a source of conflict but water should also act as a catalyst for reconciliation and co-operation.
Water management and its link to security and conflict prevention deserve a high priority in foreign policy agendas and are one of the global challenges of our time."