Shaping the Future GERD/Nile Equity and Sustainability

Edo Abraham (Ph.D.), Assistant Professor in Water & Control at TU Delft’s Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.   Abstract This presentation focuses on the benefits of integrating the planning of a multi-reservoir system in nexus with agricultural and electricity infrastructure between riparian states in the Eastern Nile basin. I will introduce a regional hard-linked...

Raising the Alarm: How Egypt is trying to deny Ethiopia’s right in Nile water use

Tirusew Asefa, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F. ASCE   Abstract When complete, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that is being built on the Blue Nile, a major tributary to the River Nile, will become Africa’s largest hydropower facility generating an estimated more than 15,000 Gwh in a year with economywide benefit to both Sudan and...

Research Findings and Gaps for Action Steps in the Abbay Basin

Dagnachew Aklog (PhD), Director, Blue Nile Water Institute, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia   Abstract Because of its economic and historical importance, the Abbay basin, which is also called Upper Blue Nile basin or Ethiopia-Blue Nile basin, has been a focus of national development and research. Covering about 20% of the national landmass, the basin is...

Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): Implications on freshwater crisis and affordable technologies

Esayas Alemayehu (Prof., Dr.-Ing) Jimma institute of Technology, Jimma University, Ethiopia Abstract Nile Basin Countries (NBCs) are blessed with abundant water resources: the world’s largest fossil water aquifer system, plentiful nonconventional water resources (infinite saline water and enormous used water) as well as the Nile River. But the countries still face considerable freshwater crises. The...

Why the Ethiopian Youth is vital in nurturing water, the environment and hydrology

Mekdelawit Messay Deribe PhD Student at Florida International University   Abstract The future of Ethiopia is contingent on the sustainable and utilization of its resources. Water is by far the major resource that Ethiopia has. However, much of the water resources of the country are shared with neighboring countries and utilization of these shared resources...

Equitable and Sustainable Use of the Nile/GERD: The Need for a Comprehensive Framework

Mersie Ejigu Abstract The greater Ethiopian Abbay basin has shaped Ethiopia’s political, economic, socio-cultural, diplomatic, security, and ecological agenda for centuries. The Basin covers about a third of the country’s surface area, 70 percent of the country’s water resources, and accounts for 86 percent of the Nile water that flows to Egypt. Abbay, indeed, is...

Hydro-egoism and Disinformation Blocking the Nile/GERD Negotiation: Transcending the Traditional Approaches to a Long-Term Progressive Cooperation

Semu Moges (Ph.D., PE)   The Nile basin is confronted with emerging challenges of water, energy, and food insecurity on the one hand and hydro-egoism and disinformation on the other hand. The rights of upper riparian countries for equitable and reasonable utilization of the shared resources is continued to be challenged by lower riparian countries....

The opportunities and challenges I witnessed in the Tripartite Negotiations

By Yacob Arsano (Ph.D.)[1] College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University   Abstract Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)  has been under construction since April 2011 within Ethiopian territory on Abbay river, the main tributary to the Nile river. GERD is an ongoing dam project which follows a long line of dams previously constructed in the...

 

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