Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Access to Groundwater To Unlock Sustainable Solutions for the Horn of Africa

Via UNDP, an announcement of a new initiative related to groundwater in the Horn of Africa: A new initiative called the Africa Groundwater Access Facility (GaFa) has been launched today to address water scarcity affecting millions in the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is a region characterized by significant water scarcity, resulting from […]

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Why Shared Water Could Become A Source of Conflict Between Arab Nations

Courtesy of Arab News, a look at why shared water resources could become a source of conflict between nations of the Arab region: Water scarcity is common across the Middle East and North Africa owing to high temperatures and limited rainfall As climate change depletes rivers and aquifers, experts warn a failure to jointly manage […]

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Egypt Stresses Right to Defend Interests as Nile Dam Talks Fail

Via Bloomberg, a report on the Nile dam talks: Egypt criticises Ethiopia’s ‘refusal’ to accept compromise Egyptian president has warned against curtailing water rights Egypt said a fourth round of talks over a giant dam being built on the Nile River by Ethiopia has failed, and reiterated its right to defend its water and national […]

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Egypt Announces Unsuccessful Conclusion of GERD Negotiations

Via Ahram Online, an update on the unsuccessful conclusion of GERD negotiations: Egypt announced Tuesday that the recently revived negotiation track over the long-standing dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has reached an end as the fourth and final trilateral round of talks with Ethiopia and Sudan, which concluded earlier today, failed […]

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Water Rights and Global Conflict in 2023

Via The Business Year, a look at water rights and global conflict in 2023: We once again find ourselves in troubled times as the year 2023 is coming to a close. The war in Ukraine has been raging for over 600 days, without any prospects for peace on the horizon. Meanwhile, the latest resurfacing of […]

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Extreme Drought in Northern Italy Mirrors Climate in Ethiopia

Via The Guardian, a look at new research that shows global heating creating a ‘whiplash effect’ of erratic extremes – often in poorest countries: Extreme drought in northern Italy has doubled over the past two decades, creating a climate that increasingly mirrors that of Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, research shows. Analysis of satellite imagery and […]

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