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Egypt: Building Huge Water Treatment Plant Amid Supply Concerns

Via Terra Daily, a report on Egypt’s plan to build a major water treatment and desalination plant: Egypt is building a major water treatment and desalination plant, the president said Monday, as the Nile-dependent nation plans for any fallout from an upstream dam being built by Ethiopia. The North African country is constructing “the largest […]

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Egypt Wants ‘Sudan Out’ of Contentious Dam Talks

Via Al Jazeera, a report on the increasingly contentious talks over the Nile and the Grand Renaissance Dam: Egypt has proposed excluding Sudan from contentious negotiations over the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the largest hydroelectric dam project in Africa, according to an Ethiopian newspaper. The Egyptian proposal, sent by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to Hailemariam Desalegn, Ethiopia’s prime […]

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Rising Tensions Around The Nile

Via Strategic Culture, an article on rising tensions related to the Nile: Tensions between Cairo and Addis Ababa have risen recently to set alarm bells ringing. Ministers from Ethiopia and Egypt met on Dec.26 in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the Construction of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once more the nations failed to reach […]

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Egypt: Leverage Over The Nile Washes Away

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at the impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on Egypt: Highlights Egypt will continue to maintain an aggressive tone against Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in an attempt to force Ethiopia to capitulate to Cairo’s demands, but the dam will be completed. Over the […]

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Drying Up: Kenya-Ethiopia Cross-Border Agreements Will Not Fix Water Crisis

Via Future Directions International, a report on the impact of some recent cross border agreements between Kenya and Ethiopia on water issues: Background Newly signed cross-border agreements between the Kenyan and Ethiopian Governments are aimed at capitalising on the economic potential of the border region. The region faces a severe water crisis as a result […]

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Egypt’s Ambitious Desalination Plans

Via Global Water Intelligence, an article on Egypt’s ambitious desalination plans: The minister responsible for Egypt’s water infrastructure has said the country plans to build 1 million m3/d of seawater desalination capacity over the next five years alone as the country looks to make coastal areas independent from the Nile water supply. Housing minister Moustafa […]

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