Archive for June, 2013

The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Mega Water Diversion Project Begins Testing

Courtesy of The Guardian, an update on China’s South-North water transfer project: When it is completed, it will be one of the world’s biggest feats of engineering. China’s South-North Water Diversion Project, initially a vision of Mao’s, will take water from the south of the country to the arid northern region, including the capital Beijing, […]

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Ethiopia – Egypt: Water Diplomacy Or Water War?

Via Nazret, an interesting report on the politics of the Nile: The politics of the Nile is full of tension, mistrust, anxiety, mystery and diplomatic confrontation among the downstream and upstream riparian countries since time immemorial. The basin has never seen cooperation until recent times. However, there has been cooperation between the two downstream countries […]

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Ethiopia: Dispelling The Curse Of The Nile

Via, an Ethiopian’s view on the recent Nile river tensions: Since Ethiopia started building a large dam on the Nile River, it has been at the receiving end of a barrage of disinformation and mixed messages aimed at discouraging, frustrating and halting the construction. This means putting on hold the country’s growth and development […]

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