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A boat cannot go forward if each rows his own way
Be it to improve irrigation, manage floods and droughts or generate energy; dams have played a significant role in humanity’s progress. But the dam-building development model also has its flaws. The Niles journalists tackle the sensitive dam topic and self-aware that they all are in the same boat, they agree that it is time to start rowing the same way.
Do we need a framework for dams?
The Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) is drawing up a coordination framework for dams in the region, aiming to ease conflicts about dams and water supply in the future.
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‘The Dams of Welfare’
The city of El Qanater El Khayreya emerged after a dam was built and has since become a magnet for local and foreign tourists alike.
Choke Mountain sediments stifle downstream reservoirs
Growing populations and their needs put pressure on the Choke Mountain ecosystem – and the consequences reach as far downstream as Egypt.
“I don’t think the dam has a big effect”
Hatim Abdelhadi, a 30-year-old lawyer in Sennar, talks about how the Sennar Dam changes the lives of those living alongside it.
A dam, a scheme – but water sufficiency remains a pipe dream
Alaa Eliass and Mohamed Hilali
Just 300 kilometres upstream of Sudan’s capital Khartoum, the Sennar dam is situated on the Blue Nile. Its reservoir stores water for irrigation, and it also provides hydropower.
The White Dam: a tale of big ambitions and big problems
In 2017, Sudan completed the Upper Atbara and Setit hydroelectric project. The years of planning and construction tell a tale of big ambitions and big problems.
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