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Is North Africa about to face a water war?
 
10/20/2020
 

River of the Dammed

Is North Africa about to face a water war?

BY CALLUM WOOD

The Nile River is Egypt. Few nations in the world are so dependent upon a singular water source as Egypt is to the Nile. The river has been worshiped as the heart of Egyptian civilization for centuries. This river could once again shape world events.

Egypt’s annual flood cycle came to an end in 1970 with the completion of the Aswan High Dam. Even so, the river waters remain critical to the nation’s survival. Upset the Nile; upset Egypt. Alter the Nile; alter Egypt.

Hundreds of miles away, 635,000 cubic meters of concrete is currently altering the Nile. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is about to be filled.

 
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