(Special to The Reference) – A Mediterranean affairs specialist warned today that water dams have become important targets for terrorist groups.
Pierre Berthelot, who is also a researcher at the Institute for Oriental and Security Studies in Europe, added that dams also have their strong effects on the environment.
He added at a seminar organized by CEMO on dialogue between the two banks of the Mediterranean that underscored the importance of finding solutions to water problems in the Arab region.
He called for rationalizing water consumption as one of these solutions.
The seminar focuses on cooperation between Europe and non-European Mediterranean states, including Egypt, in the fight against terrorism; illegal immigration; education, and water.
The seminar is held on the sidelines of the Two Mediterranean Banks summit which is held in Marseilles on June 23 and 24.
CEMO takes the opportunity of the summit to open discussion on the issues that cause problems between countries on the two banks of the Mediterranean.
Apart from the Arab-Israeli conflict, which stands behind most of the violence in our world today, the Arab Spring came to wreak disaster on the world and widen the scope of problems in it.