Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Nile River Faces Environmental Challenges

World Politics Review published on 4 February 2020 an analysis titled "As the Risk of a 'Water War' Fades, Is It Too Late to Save the Nile?" by Peter Schwartzstein, an environmental journalist.

Decades of mismanagement have left the Nile River polluted and drained. Climate change adds new uncertainty to the region. Erratic rainfall in the larger Nile Basin and especially in the Blue Nile basin near the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is the greatest threat to downstream states' water share in the long term. Nile Basin states need to work fast on tackling the river's pollution, its agricultural problems, and the shrinking per capita water shares as populations in the region increase.

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