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Corruption may interfere with or dominate water management as in Syria where the dictator permitted his cronies to irrigate large tracts of land lowing the water table and driving subsistence farmers from the land.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Without Water, Revolution" opinion by Thomas L. Friedman in The New York Times May 18, 2013 "Half the population in Syria between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers left the land"

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