Peter Gleick describes the history of the Water Conflict Chronology and the bottom line for water resources:
International security is not a sterile or static field of study and analysis. It is constantly evolving as international and regional politics evolves and as new threats to security become increasingly important in the affairs of humanity. In all this, however, one factor remains constant: the importance of water to life means that providing for water needs will never be free of politics. My hope is that it can someday be free of violence.