One of the most important water issues in the world today concerns the Nile. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published in September 2012 a paper that examines the implications of recent efforts to avoid conflict and manage and utilize the Nile by the ten riparian countries. The paper argues that it is imperative to give priority to the most contentious areas of the Nile Basin by capitalizing on the current opportunities presented by Egypt's gestures of goodwill.
The author is Kidan Kiros Bitsue, a lecturer at the Centre for Federal Studies at Addis Ababa University and a PhD candidate in the College of Development Studies.
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