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Water of the Nile: Geography and Geopolitics

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Naomi King

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Transcript of Water of the Nile: Geography and Geopolitics

Geography
& Geopolitics

Lake Tana
Lake Victoria
Legal Rights to the Nile are dominated by
Egypt and Sudan because of two decrees
signed during the colonial era:
1929 Nile Water Agreement
1959 Agreement for the Full Utilization
of the Nile

These two documents allow Egypt and Sudan
to control 90 % of the river water
The Nile is fed by two lakes
from Ethiopia and Uganda.
At over 4,000 miles
long, flowing from south
to north, the Nile winds
through 11 countries. It
knows no boundaries.
Kenya
Ethiopia
Uganda
Democ. Rep. Congo
Rwanda
Burundi
Eritrea
South Sudan
Tanzania
Egypt
Sudan
W A T E R
Feeling no longer bound to colonial agreements, and feeling the pressures of increased
population
irrigation demand
& electricity demand
the other riparian nations have come together to draft
THE COOPERATIVE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
to revamp water sharing laws through peaceful negotiation.
Egypt
Ethiopia
Naomi King
GEO TECH
A comprehensive and positive EIA can help to foster wise water use and negotiation
Remote sensing and GPS can help to create the most precise topographical maps to use in modeling
LiDAR
Remote sensing tech that uses a pulsating laser to scan the landscape
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