Trouble downstream

Zeitoun, Mark
August 2013
World Today;Aug/Sep2013, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p37
The article discusses water-related conflicts in the Middle East as of August 2013, focusing on then-Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's decision to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River's main tributary in response to Egypt's nearly exclusive use of the river for many years. Water sharing and the Nile Basin Initiative are addressed, along with Iran's hydraulic development programme on the tributaries of the Tigris River. International water law is examined.


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