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The Price of ThirstGlobal Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos$
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Karen Piper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816695423

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.001.0001

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A Revolution of the Thirsty in Egypt

A Revolution of the Thirsty in Egypt

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(p.163) Five A Revolution of the Thirsty in Egypt
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The Price of Thirst
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Karen Piper

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.003.0006

In Cairo, President Hosni Mubarak gratuitously “gifted” water to his cronies in order to meet the water privatization demands of the World Bank and U.S. This led to what I call a “revolution of the thirsty” in the ousting of Mubarak.

Keywords:   Water, Privatization, Environment, Globalization, climate change, food security, social unrest

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