The way forward for tripartite Discussions on Ethiopia’s dam

Semu Moges (Ph.D., P.E.) argues Ethiopia, The Sudan and Egypt should immediately resuscitate the stalled tripartite diplomatic discussions on matters related to GERD. According to him, it is in the three countries’ best interest to prioritize an agreement on issues pertaining to the filling of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The Tripartite Discussions in Context …

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Is Egypt or Ethiopia really having potential water shortage?

Semu Moges (Ph.D., P.E.) Please look at the following hydrological facts and answer the question on on your own: 1. Total internally generated blue water (surface and ground water produced within the country’s borders) available in Ethiopia is in the order of 122 BCM. Seventy percent of the flow is generated in the Nile basin part of the …

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EWAC Emergency Response Message on the GERD Negotiation Impasse

June 21, 2020In a Nutshell: The Nile is the only major world river that is not governed by a comprehensive treaty with all riparian countries as signatories. Such a treaty must address equitable water allocation, holistic basin management, and appropriate consultations on major water projects. In the absence of such a treaty, Egypt and Sudan …

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ኢትዮጵያ – የአባይ ወንዝ ባለቤትነት ጉዳይ – Kidane_A

ኢትዮጵያ – የአባይ ወንዝ ባለቤትነት ጉዳይ ኪዳኔ ዓለማየሁ መግቢያ፤ በጥንቱ ዘመን የአባይ ወንዝ ዋናዋ ምንጭ ኢትዮጵያ መሆኗና ባለቤትነቱዋ ታውቆ የግብጽ መሪዎች በየዓመቱ ለሚጎርፍላቸው ውሀ ይከፍሉ ነበር። ባሁኑ ጊዜ ግን በተለይ ግብጽ የአባይን ወንዝ እንደ ግል ንብረቷ በመቁጠር ኢትዮጵያ በአባይ ወንዝ ለመጠቀም የምታከናውነውን ጥረት መቃወም ብቻ ሳይሆን ማስፈራራትም ይቃጣታል። እንደሚታወቀው በየድረ-ገጹ በስፋት ከሚቀርቡት ሐተታዎች፣ ትችቶችና አስተያየቶች …

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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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Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. To Congress

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS930 East 50th StreetChicago, Illinois 60615Phone: (773) 373-3366 * Fax: (773) 373-3571 May 19, 2020The Honorable Karen BassChair: US Congressional Black Caucus2059 Rayburn HOBWashington, DC 20515 Dear Honorable Bass:Re: Request to Issue a CBC Resolution Against Egypt’s LetterTo the UN Security Council About the Nile River I hope this letter finds you well and …

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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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