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Ethiopia: Water Diplomacy To Deal With Renaissance Dam Crisis

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on how water diplomacy could help resolve the GERD crisis: Water is essential to life. Water resources were the main determinant of human stability and residence. However, the geographical distribution of water resources varies as a result of the political, social and economic changes that the world has undergone, in addition […]

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GCC Backs Egypt In Nile River Dam Dispute With Ethiopia

Via Al Monitor, a report that many Gulf states are backing Egypt in its Nile river dam dispute with Ethiopia: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) expressed support for Egypt on Sunday in its dispute with Ethiopia over the Nile river.  Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with representatives of GCC member states yesterday. Shoukry said […]

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Middle Eastern Water Crisis and Where Various Actors Stand

Via New Eastern Outlook, commentary on MENA’s water crisis: A report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) highlights the increasingly grave threat posed by the water crisis and drought that endanger the future of millions of Arabs across the Middle East. This crisis is the result of both climate change […]

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Egypt Seeking Brazil’s Support In Nile Dam Dispute

Via Al Monitor, a look at Egypt’s outreach for Brazil’s support in Nile dam dispute after Brazil’s election as a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council: Egypt is trying to win Brazil’s support in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis by capitalizing on Brazil’s accession in June to the nonpermanent membership of the United Nations […]

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Egypt Overhauls Hydropower Plants Amid Nile Dam Crisis

Via Al Monitor, an article on Egypt’s plans to replace 19 turbines at the Aswan High Dam and Aswan Low Dam as Ethiopia prepares to start producing electricity from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the coming months: The Egyptian government plans to overhaul the hydropower stations of its dams in the southern Aswan governorate amid […]

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Egypt’s Choices Narrow On Nile Dam Crisis

Via Al Monitor, an article on how Egypt is working on avoiding any military conflict regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as it explores available options for the next stage: In an interview with Bloomberg television on Sept. 8, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt is committed to talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) […]

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