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Water Politics

WATER POLITICS More than 280 million people live along the Nile River, a population that is expected to almost double in the next 25 years. No country is perhaps more threatened than Egypt, which, due to political instability, is now losing its long-standing grip ón the famous waterway. Egyntians will lose EGYPT'S 19% population will 123% of the Nile's water resource. by 2025 to 98.7 million meanwhile... 2012 2025 MAIN Z USES Energy Drinking Crop Irrigation WHO OWNS IT? While the Nile cuts through nine countries, Egynt has dominated the majority of its water since a 1959 treaty with Sudan. BUT 75% that may be 25% 0% CHANGING... Egypt Sudan Everyone else THE NILE BASIN INITIATIVE- If a framework introduced in 2010 is ratified, Egypt would have to give eight other cOuntries more access to the Nile's water. Egynt Sudan Ethiopia Uganda) Rwanda Кепуa Who controls it now DR Congo Burundi Tanzania Nations vying for a share Sources: Conflict Management of Water Resources, M Chatteri et al., retrieved April 3, 2012 Nile Basin Initiative, retrieved April 4, 2012 World CIA Factbook, retrieved April 3, 2012 Designed by Kyle Kim/GlobalPost @kyleykim gp

Water Politics

shared by KyleKim on Apr 09
Egypt has long held unrivaled “historic rights” over nearly all of the Nile River’s resources. But now all that could be changing as upstream states like Ethiopia and Burundi seize on Egypt’s ...




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