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Title:Hydro-politics in the Nile basin: in search of theory beyond realism and neo-liberalism
Author:Yohannes, OkbazghiISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:Journal of Eastern African Studies
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:74-93
Language:English
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
East Africa
Central Africa
Nile River
Subjects:geopolitics
river basin organizations
water resources
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/17531050802682788
Abstract:In response to population growth in the Nile basin, the reality and perils of desertification and the frequent cycles of drought, human demand on Nile water resources has intensified in recent years. Nothing captures the enormity of the challenge more than the fact that the present combined 360 million population of the 10 Nile States is projected to reach 850 million in a generation or so. Because of this, the riparian states have formed the Nile Basin Initiative as an inter-State water regime, entrusted to fashion a framework for the allocation of Nile water resources among the co-basin States. The initiative has yet to take root, however, precisely because the approach to the hydrographic problem is informed by conventional regional geopolitics and international development assistance. Bibliogr., ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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