Thursday, June 13, 2013

Why There Won't Be a Nile Water War

Harry Verhoeven, who teaches African politics at the University of Oxford, wrote a piece on 13 June 2013 for Aljazeera titled "Why a 'Water War' Over the Nile River Won't Happen."  It is a balanced piece that emphasizes the need for regional integration. 

In June 2011, he wrote a detailed report for Chatham House titled "Black Gold for Blue Gold? Sudan's Oil, Ethiopia's Water and Regional Integration."  I ran it on the blog in 2011; it is worth revisiting.   The focus is on the Ethiopia-Sudan relationship, but it is relevant to Ethiopia's relations with Egypt.  It contains a complete listing of actual and proposed hydropower projects in Sudan and Ethiopia. 

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