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There are three different types of water scarcity: first, physical scarcity when there are not sufficient water resources available to meet all water demands, including environmental flows; second, pollution scarcity as a result of limited available clean water for water users, and high cost of providing safe water; and third, economic scarcity when there is a lack of investment in water infrastructure or a lack of human, institutional and financial capacity to satisfy the demand for water.
There are cultural and religious conflicts in America, but it is economic scarcity that underlies much of our political paralysis.
The interaction of economic scarcity and immigrant electoral power accounts for the incidence of immigrant-native and immigrant-state conflict.

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