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The Burdana Dam, part of the Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex in Sudan. (photo: SaWaM, KIT / Frank Zöllner)
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.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite on April 4, 2020. (photo: Copernicus Programme) The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite on April 4, 2020. (photo: Copernicus Programme) The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) captured by the Sentinel-2 satellite on April 4, 2020. (photo: Copernicus Programme)
Review

Do we need a framework for dams?

Waakhe Simon
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.
31.03.2021
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The El Qanater El Khayreya Dam in Egypt. (photo: The Nies | Asmaa Gamal) The El Qanater El Khayreya Dam in Egypt. (photo: The Nies | Asmaa Gamal) The El Qanater El Khayreya Dam in Egypt. (photo: The Nies | Asmaa Gamal)
Photostory

‘The Dams of Welfare’

Asmaa Gamal
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.
30.03.2021
Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Farmers are ploughing their field on the slopes of Choke Mountain. (photo: The Niles | Dagim Terefe)
Review

Choke Mountain sediments stifle downstream reservoirs

Dagim Terefe
Growing populations and their needs put pressure on the Choke Mountain ecosystem – and the consequences reach as far downstream as Egypt.
29.03.2021
A fisherman at work in Sennar. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) A fisherman at work in Sennar. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert) A fisherman at work in Sennar. (photo: The Niles | Dominik Lehnert)
Interview

“I don’t think the dam has a big effect”

Alaa Eliass
Hatim Abdelhadi, a 30-year-old lawyer in Sennar, talks about how the Sennar Dam changes the lives of those living alongside it.
26.03.2021
Sennar

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.
25.03.2021
Investigation

The White Dam: a tale of big ambitions and big problems

Elzahraa Jadallah
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.
22.03.2021
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