Dams in the Nile Basin

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  • Kigali Water gets $60m for new treatment plant

    12/12/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean Pierre Afadhali The Kigali Water Ltd has received $60 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and the Africa Development Bank to build a large-scale water treatment plant on river Nyabarongo on the outskirts of Kigali. The proposed plant will increase the availability of clean, safe water in Kigali and its surroundings. […]

  • The East African: Rapid population growth to worsen water scarcity

    11/15/2017 clip The East African

    By Jean-Pierre Afadhali Rwanda is facing water scarcity due to rapid population growth, and inadequate investment in infrastructure in water storage, conservation and sustainable access. A study presented at the recent Nile Basin Development Forum, which brought together experts to discuss water challenges in the Nile region, shows that Rwanda’s water scarcity started in 2007 […]

  • Water shortage threatens lives of evictees from Akagera river neighbourhoods

    11/07/2017 clip Aquila Times

    By Mohammed M. Mupenda Rusumo, Transboundary project – Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) expresses water shortage as a big challenge hampering the projects of Rwandans and Tanzanians evicted on both sides of Akagera river to construct Rusumo Hydropower plant. Speaking to the press at the Rusumo project site on Friday, Mrs. Janinah Mbabazi […]

  • Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Dam Project Launched in Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi

    11/03/2017 clip Rwanda Television

    The Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project, which kicked off in March after decades of planning, is expected to deliver 80 megawatts of low-cost, clean power to the three countries bordering the falls, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi. The project, funded by the World Bank, is expected to deliver renewable energy worth $360 million that will be shared […]

  • Mara wetland: Birds sing in their habitat: How Birdlife’s conservation efforts make birds and humans coexist in Mara region

    11/01/2017 clip Rwanda Inspirer

    By Elias Hakizimana It was a tough experience for birds in Tanzania’s Mara Wetland when local communities would throw stones onto them anytime to chase them from their fields, or hunt them for sale — poaching. What was worse is that, the communities were hurting the birds, but also hurting themselves, unknowingly because they were […]

  • Fears over Ethiopian dam’s costly impact on environment, people

    09/25/2017 clip The Conversation

    CAPTION: A man hangs fish to dry on the western shore of Lake Turkana. Reuters/Goran Tomasevic Sean Avery, University of Leicester Ethiopia’s GIBE III hydropower dam is now operational. However, rights groups have raised concerns over the impact that it is having on downstream communities and the environment. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked expert […]

  • Co-Production of Knowledge Set To Unlock Mistrust between Journalists and Scientists in Nile Basin

    09/20/2017 clip Water Journalists Africa

    By Fredrick Mugira Journalists and water scientists in the Nile basin are rooting for innovative strategies to bridge the gap between them. This, they say, would help to promote transboundary cooperation in the Nile riparian countries, a home to 437 million people. They were speaking in Cairo, Egypt during a workshop on communicating water science […]

  • Nile Water: Why Ethiopia’s new dam is a ‘no-war’ project

    09/13/2017 clip Eye Radio

    By Mabior Philip Through a concrete barrier, water flush forcefully, producing a froth. Maelstroms crash against the other and against eddies and rocks to produce a fascinating mixture of buzz and sparkle. This is the Ethiopia’s new dam on the Blue Nile, 40 kilometers away from the border with the Sudan. The dam, with a power […]

  • The Win-Win Situation on the GERD

    09/01/2017 clip The Ethiopian Reporter

    By Solomon Goshu After the announcement of the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in 2011, Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have been at loggerheads with regards to the project. Addis Ababa is confident that the construction of the dam would not harm Egypt and Sudan but Cairo has been skeptical and wants the whole […]

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