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Why is now the right time to start the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)?

By: Essayas Kaba, Ph.D., Geospatial Scientist; Feyera Aga Hirpa, Ph.D., Flood Data Scientist; Semu Moges, Ph.D., P.E, Water Resource Scientist, The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Team Ethiopia is in preparation to commence the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in July 2020, the middle of the wet season across Ethiopian highlands. It is the right time to start …

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Egypt and Ethiopia. Who is the victim? Who is the victimizer?

By Dr. Mesfin Genanaw Ethiopia is the prime headwater of the Nile River. Egypt and Ethiopia share a lot of common civilization, history, religions, culture, and drink the same water. The Nile river has a great influence on both countries’ cultures, songs, rituals, and folklores. But lately, a simmering dispute over the filling of the …

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Equitable Utilization of Nile Waters–cooperation is best option

Aklog Birara (Dr)Part II of IV In Part I, I urged the Governments of Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan not to ignore the ecosystemof the Nile River. I also recommended that Nile River riparian nations begin the hard butessential task of arriving at a fair, equitable and mutually beneficial Nile River Treaty. It is agaping …

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Letter to Reverend Jesse Jackson by Dr. Mohamud Abu-Zeid – A Rejoinder Mersie Ejigu

የኢትዮጵያ ውሀዎች አማካሪ ምክር ቤትETHIOPIAN WATERS ADVISORY COUNCIL (ewac)Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD): Letter to Reverend Jesse Jackson by Dr. Mohamud Abu-Zeid – A RejoinderMersie Ejigu (mejigu@paes.org)June 18/2020(See Dr. Abu-Zeid’s letter at: https://www.zehabesha.com/egypts-reply-to-reverend-jesse-jackson/)Dear Dr. Abu-Zeid,As you may recall, I represented IUCN-The World Conservation Union1 at the founding meeting of the World Water Council (WWC) in …

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Equitable Utilization of Nile Waters–cooperation is better than conflict

Aklog Birara (Dr) Part I of IVI have argued based on facts and U.N. conventions on the absence of a fair, just and mutuallybeneficiary regime of principles governing transboundary rivers as a result of which Ethiopia andother Sub-Saharan African riparian nations have been harmed severely. The narrative that I wantto dispel is Egypt’s false and …

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What Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan (EES) could learn from SADC cooperation on trans-boundary water resources?

By: Berhanu F Alemaw, Ph.D., Professor and P.E. Water Resources Engineer. Semu Moges, Ph.D., P.E, Water Resource Consultant and Scientist, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Team “Perhaps, the Nile is the only large river basin in the entire planet without inclusive framework agreement, legal and institutional regime for cooperative utilization of the basin. In addition, Nile is certainly …

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