For its part, the us should elevate nile basin cooperation to a major foreign policy priority in the region and treat nile water questions as a potentially significant conflict that can be prevented the us has been reluctant to do this so far for bureaucratic and substantive reasons. And since water is a vital part of the economic resources of africa, this papers concludes that the water resources just as any other economic resource has a full potential of tension and conflict over the nile river basin by riparian states. Conflict and cooperation among the nile basin countries with special emphasis on the nile basin initiative (nbi) ii disclaimer.
Conflict on the nile: the future of transboundary water disputes over the world's longest river the regional realignment of powers along the nile basin is a. The deliberations covered status of wetlands in nile basin countries, visioning of nile basin wetlands forum, mainstreaming wetlands in river basin investments development, transboundary wetlands planning and innovative wetlands conservation approaches such as working wetlands, wetlands restoration among others. Food insecurity foremost among them, the nile basin's upper riparians have agitated for a more equitable allocation of water rights that would allow them to cultivate more arable land and harness the nile's hydroelectric potential 21. Operation and regional water conflicts in nile basin finally this study will propose the mechanism for sustain- able water resources management of the kagera watershed and the commitment of the nile riparian countries to.
In 1999, the nile river riparian states, except eritrea, signed the nile basin initiative (nbi) in an effort to enhance cooperation on the use of the common nile basin water resources. The quest for cooperation in the nile water conflicts 97 treaties, especially those dealing with consumptive use of the waters, while all the upper basin states would be involved in the different stages. Transcript of water conflict in the nile basin - the nile rivers supplies water to 10 countries - egypt is the last of those countries, before the nile goes into the. Nile basin initiative dev comm publications serial no 01/nov 2013 cooperation on the nile the nile basin initiative inspires hitherto dialogue among riparian.
I just finished reading john waterbury's the nile basin: national determinants of collective action the book offers a concise introduction to the politics of international water basins as well as the various points of contention among the riparian states in the wider nile basin. Nile basin  the nile water conflicts are also characterized by features unique to the nile basin, such as downstream countries' high dependency on the water, the drastic disjuncture between contribution to and utilization of the nile water among the chief riparian countries, and the dominance of egypt in political and military power despite its geographical position at the end of. The nile basin has been a hotbed of activity over the last year in addition to the arab spring and south sudan becoming a recognized state, the nations within the nile basin are renegotiating a longstanding water-sharing agreement over use of the nile's waters all of this action creates an. Water use is simply the amount of water used by a country or other lower entity such as a household some of the varied uses in the nile basin riparian states include hydro-electricity generation.
It provides a platform for deliberations on nile basin water resources issues among policy makers, academia, civil society and other nile basin stakeholders. The nile basin is the most significant water canal in the north eastern region of africa and for many years it has been seen as a cause of conflict rather than cooperationmost of the countries in the nile basin are among the poorest countries. Abstract: hydropolitics in the nile river basin have been dominated by egypt, which has developed its water-related infrastructure unilaterally as a result of egypt's policies, relations with both ethiopia and sudan have deteriorated over time, increasing the potential for contentious issues to. Despite political upheaval and the proliferation of competing interests along the basin, water is a powerful force for cooperation - there has, after all, never been a violent conflict over water on the nile, and water as a sole source of conflict is exceedingly rare in general, according to research by aaron wolf.
Challenges to implementation by: and mutually beneficial relationships among all nile basin water conflict needs to be tied to other problems in order to. The nile basin initiative (nbi) the common nile basin water resources shared visionshared vision ¾build trust among riparians.
Even if the international conflicts surrounding the nile are ignored, it is a fact that overdependence on the nile basin has caused the depletion of its water resources the repercussions of this overdependence include a high rate of unemployment, diseases and hunger. The nile river has been the source of life and of conflict in the nile basin countries - nile river basin conflict introduction the late president mohamed anwar el-sadat said that the only thing is going egypt in another war is nile river and egypt`s share in water of nile. Nile river basin with respect to potential conflict or cooperation about water resources the key issue in this regard is the vulnerability of the nile basin states to climate change effects on the nile river.