The Niles 15
Correspondents from the Eastern Nile riparian countries take a closer look at dams and dam cascade management in the region.
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.
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 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.
Reporting on dams in the Nile Basin is a tricky endeavour – even more so if you’ve never seen one.
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