Although we strive to be prepared, sometimes we can be caught unawares. That is why it’s worth thinking about water before the well goes dry. Correspondents from across the Nile Basin share their experiences and observations about the Nile and try to find answers to the most relevant water security questions.
The growing population in the Nile Basin is deeply reliant on the water of the river. Countries must overcome mistrust to negotiate a complex system of trade-offs, between water, energy and food production.
A shantytown on the edge of Sudan’s most populous city has no official water supply. Instead, residents have to rely on tanks filled with groundwater and barrels bought from the back of donkey carriages.