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The potential for water conflict in the Middle East is real. Nuclear power might provide a cost-effective way of meeting growing public demand for water and, ironically, could reduce the potential for conflict.
About 60 percent of the region's water is trans-boundary water, i.e., water which flows across international borders, leaving a number of countries, including Egypt, Iraq, and Syria to be affected by decisions made by upstream riparian countries.
Originally posted by zlots331
Maybe they could use the extra power to run desalinization plants.