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Atif Kubursi was born in Lebanon and has worked in various Arab countries for many years. Therefore he has countless water stories from the region to share. Nowadays, Kubursi is an economics professor at the MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

In this series of videos produced by TheWaterChannel, Atif highlights the complexity of water issues in the Arab world. He discusses the food-energy-water nexus, an asymmetry of power and water conflict. He also pays attention to Arab gender relations and economic versus physical scarcity. Click on the tiles below to watch all parts of his interesting and inspiring story.  

Part I: Introduction

Part II: An asymmetry of power and water conflict

Part III: Economic versus physical scarcity and the water-food

Part IV: Gender relations and conclusion