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2013

CMC Senior Theses

Grand Renaissance Dam

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Crisis In The Eastern Nile Basin: An Examination Of The Challenges To Egyptian Hydro-Political Hegemomy And Potential Domestic Solutions, Alexandra Bergonia Jan 2013

Crisis In The Eastern Nile Basin: An Examination Of The Challenges To Egyptian Hydro-Political Hegemomy And Potential Domestic Solutions, Alexandra Bergonia

CMC Senior Theses

The countries of the Nile Basin are on a collision course that could result in disastrous military action to determine control of the region’s main water source. In the wake of the Arab Spring, the Egyptian government has lost much of the regional clout that allowed it to maintain it’s ‘lion’s share’ of the Nile as outlined by the 1959 agreement. Population and economic growth in upstream countries, specifically Ethiopia, have resulted in intensified calls for a more equitable water-sharing agreement. Just weeks after Mubarak stepped down, Ethiopia unveiled plans to build the Grand Renaissance Dam. The ...