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Egypt ‘Deadlocked’ In Nile dam Talks With Ethiopia

Via Al Jazeera, a report on Egyptian claims that the Ethiopian delegation ‘rejected all the proposals that take Egypt’s water interests into account’: Egypt has said that talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over the operation of a $4bn hydropower dam that Ethiopia is constructing on the Nile have reached a deadlock. Egypt blamed Ethiopia for the impasse and called for […]

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Faced With Climate Change, Addis Ababa Shores Up Its Water Supply

Via Thompson Reuters Foundation, a report on Addis Ababa’s efforts aimed at pumping storing, cleaning and delivering more groundwater: Every day, Tewdros Belay turns on the tap in his home in the heart of Ethiopia’s capital and expects nothing to happen. The rare times when water does trickle from the spout, it is reason to celebrate. […]

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Ethiopia Rejects Egyptian Proposal On Nile Dam Operation

Via Al Jazeera, a report on the disagreement over the annual flow of water that should be guaranteed to Egypt: Ethiopia has said it will not accept a proposal by Egypt on the operation of the hydropower dam Addis Ababa is building on the Nile, calling Cairo’s plan “inappropriate”. Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia‘s minister for water, irrigation and energy, said […]

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Death on the Nile Haunts Ethiopia’s Rebirth

Via Bloomberg, a detailed look at the unusual death of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s Chief Architect and some of the internal/external politics around the project: The day Simegnew Bekele was found dying at the wheel of his Toyota Land Cruiser in central Addis Ababa—doors locked, engine running and a bullet wound to his head—he […]

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Nile River Water Supply Forecasts May Reduce the Chance of Conflict

Via The Wilson Center, a look at tensions related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Rising tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia over construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have led to speculation that there could be a war over water. When completed, the dam will be the largest in Africa. And it will give […]

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Crisis On The Nile: Egypt’s Water Security Under Threat

Via Foreign Brief, a look at how Egypt’s water shortages are likely to worsen with the upstream construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: WHAT’S HAPPENING? Egypt’s water shortages are likely to worsen with the upstream construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). KEY INSIGHTS – The cost of desalination plants and dams is likely […]

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