Rattling Sabers over the Blue Nile: Ethiopia Continues to Fill the Grand Renaissance Dam Reservoir

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah - Ethiopia announced it had begun the next stage of filling the massive hydropower Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam reservoir (GERD) on July 5, 2021, as negotiations on water-sharing with Egypt and Sudan have reached a dead end. The 74 billion cubic meters of water Ethiopia intends to hold in its reservoir is equivalent to 1 1/2 years of Egypt's current share of the Nile. Moreover, Ethiopia intends to export the energy produced by its dam to Egypt's neighbors at a price that undercuts what Egypt charges.

2021-07-15 00:00:00

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