Reporting on dams in the Nile Basin is a tricky endeavour – even more so if you’ve never seen one.
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Rehab A. Almohsen
The cascade effect
The interdependency of dams in a river system demands coordination, so all dams have an optimal configuration that, in the interplay with all others, minimises risks and maximises benefits for all riparian states.
Nile Basin countries are in a race for time as growing populations require significant amounts of electric power. Dams are a solution but also pose new challenges.
The ancient technology of dams has fuelled human progress. Yet countries building and managing dams, especially in transboundary river systems like the Nile, face complex and difficult challenges.
The Niles 15
Correspondents from the Eastern Nile riparian countries take a closer look at dams and dam cascade management in the region.
Today, teff is being hailed internationally as a “superfood” for its nutrients. But the tiny grain has been feeding Ethiopians for 4,000 years.
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