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date: 23 October 2019

Nile River  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Terje OESTIGAARDTerje OESTIGAARD

The Nile River supplies water to hundreds of millions of people in eleven countries. Utilization of its waters has given rise to controversies and conflicts since ancient times and continues to the present day to be a source of political tensions. While some observers are optimistic that finding a way to share the Nile’s waters equitably could lead to peaceful negotiations and cooperation among rivals, others predict that the Nile may become a battleground for future “water wars.” Sustaining this natural resource is intricately tied to the political stability and the economic development of a large portion of the African continent. ...

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