An Eye on the Nile
The numbers associated with the expanse of Nile river system are mind-boggling. At 6, 650 kilometres, it is the longest in the world. It drains an area of 3.3 million square kilometers, next only to the Amazon. Also, it runs through 10 countries. And that has come to define what we associate most strongly with it: transboundary management, issues and institutions.
Risking the River?, the latest Nile video on TheWaterChannel, highlights the challenges and opportunities currently faced by riparian states as they try to manage the Nile waters as an international public good.
The latest post on TheWaterBlog captures a unique Ethiopian perspective on the state of affairs: the Grand Millennium Dam project as an expression of Ethiopian nationalism, and how it is changing power relations among the Nile countries.
… and here are more videos capturing the hydrology and politics around the Nile as a transboundary resource.