May 8, 2018
Researchers at Florida International University have taken a closer look at water-related terrorism. While attacking water resources and infrastructure is not a new development, they found that it is on the rise, with a 263% increase from 1970 to 2016. The most common target of water-related terrorism was attacks on water infrastructure, rather than using water as a weapon. In the future, they intend to look at regions with high numbers of water-related terror incidents, impacts to transboundary watersheds, and potential threats to highly developed water systems.