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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
By Yacob Arsano (Ph.D.) 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...
Ethiopia’s Water Resources as Pillar of Development: Vision and roadmap
Tripartite Negotiations - GERD - Dr. Yacob Arsano
The water, food and energy nexus and the GERD
Water as a pillar for sustainable development - Prof. Abdella Kemal
Hydro Egoism and Misinformation - Dr Semu Moges
Why Ethiopia must adopt a comprehensive framework in harnessing its rivers - H.E. Ato Mersie Ejigu,
Economic and social benefits of rural electrification - Dr Mulat Demeke
GERD: Implications of freshwater crisis and affordable technologies - Prof. Dr.-Ing Esayas Alemayehu
DR Yacob Arsano - The opportunities and challenges I witnessed in the Tripartite Negotiations