Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Cooperation

Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile Basin: Implications for Transboundary Cooperation

edited by Ana Elisa Cascão, fl. 2018, Alistair Rieu-Clarke, fl. 2013 and Zeray Yihdego, fl. 2018, in Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management (Abingdon, England: Routledge (Publisher), 2018, originally published 2018), 243 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will not only be Africa’s largest dam, but it is also essential for future cooperation and development in the Nile River Basin and East African region. This book, after setting out basin-level legal and policy successes and failures of managing and sharing Nile waters, articulates the opportunities and challenges surrounding the GERD through multiple disciplinary lenses. It sets out its possibilities as a basis for a new era of cooperation, its regional and global implications, the benefits of cooperation and coordination in dam filling, and the need for participatory and transparent decision making. By applying law, political science and hydrology to sharing water resources in general and to large-scale dam building, filling and operating in particular, it offers concrete qualitative and quantitative options that are essential to promote cooperation and coordination in utilising and preserving Nile waters. The book incorporates the economic dimension and draws on recent developments including: the signing of a legally binding contract by Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to carry out an impact assessment study; the possibility that the GERD might be partially operational very soon, the completion of transmission lines from GERD to Addis Ababa; and the announcement of Sudan to commence construction of transmission lines from GERD to its main cities. The implications of these are assessed and lessons learned for transboundary water cooperation and conflict management.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2018 Zeray Yihdego, Alistair Rieu-Clarke and Ana Elisa Cascão for selection and editorial matter. Individual contributors, their contributions.
Content Type
General reference book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2018
Page Count
243
Publication Year
2018
Publisher
Routledge (Publisher)
Place Published / Released
Abingdon, England
Subject
Global Issues, Social Sciences, Environment and Ecological Issues, Environment and Social Issues, Water resources development, Dams, International laws, Water supply, Law, Politics & Policy, Egipto, Egito, Khedivate of Egypt (Historical Place), Sudão, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopians, 21st Century in World History (2001– )
Series / Program
Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Egipto, Egito, Khedivate of Egypt (Historical Place), Sudão

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