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A fisherman in Ethiopia on May 14, 2007. (photo: Klaas Lingbeek van Kranen)
You think of water when the well is empty.
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.
Members of the local committee in Alshigeag Aljaalien show The Niles a new water tank on March 17, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Elzahraa Jadallah) Members of the local committee in Alshigeag Aljaalien show The Niles a new water tank on March 17, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Elzahraa Jadallah) Members of the local committee in Alshigeag Aljaalien show The Niles a new water tank on March 17, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Elzahraa Jadallah)
Taking matters into their own hands

A village in Sudan turns on the water tap

Elzahraa Jadallah
Villagers living in Alshigeag Aljaalien were tired of their limited water supply. They took matters into their own hands and together brought tapped water into their homes.
26.04.2018
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Elzahraa Jadallah
Water security in the Niles Basin

24 questions and answers

MiCT The Niles
The Niles correspondents put together some questions and answers about the Nile Basin and water in general.
19.03.2018
The Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, September 24, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
The Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, September 24, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
The Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, September 24, 2016. (photo: The Niles | Nik Lehnert)
A lifeline for people and wildlife

Could the Mara River disappear?

Sylivester Domasa
Human activity along the Mara River Basin is causing serious environmental degradation. Local initiatives are hoping to change the way people use the river.
13.03.2018
Children playing along the Nile in Uganda, January 11, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi) Children playing along the Nile in Uganda, January 11, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi) Children playing along the Nile in Uganda, January 11, 2018. (photo: The Niles | Esther Muwombi)
Ensuring the water’s safety

What can local people do to protect the Nile?

Esther Muwombi
The people who live and work at the Bujagali Falls on the River Nile are coming together to help preserve and protect their local environment and their livelihoods.
12.03.2018
The impact of human activity

Is Lake Cyohoha’s biodiversity declining?

Fabien Niyonizigiye
Cyohoha, a small lake that straddles the border between Burundi and Rwanda, supports a vast biodiversity. But increased human activity burdens the ecosystem.
9.03.2018
A long-desired dream

Can the Nile River secure Port Sudan’s water supply?

Elzahraa Jadallah
After decades of promises, Port Sudan on the Red Sea may finally attain water security by connecting to the River Nile.
8.03.2018
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