Tag Archives: Blue Nile

Ethiopian attempt to begin filling Renaissance Dam may scupper deal with Egypt and Sudan, say experts

13 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Arab News

“Egypt, on the other hand, demanded filling the reservoir over a period of nine years.”

CAIRO: There are fears that a unilateral attempt by Ethiopia to begin filling a huge new dam on the Nile will lead to the failure of technical discussions with Egypt and Sudan.

Disagreements between Ethiopia and Egypt on filling the reservoir and generating power within a few months on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which will be the largest in Africa, could not be resolved during the Tripartite National Technical Committee’s meeting, which brought together the Egyptian, Sudanese and Ethiopian ministers of water and was held in Addis Ababa on Oct. 19.
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Nile River regional ministers fail to reach agreement on Ethiopian dam studies report

13 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by AhramOnline
 
Egypt’s Minister of Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Sunday that participants in the tripartite ministerial meeting held in Cairo to discuss a preliminary studies report on the regional impact of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have failed to reach a consenus, state-run MENA news agency reported.
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Deltares withdraws from commissioned studies of Ethiopia’s dam: Could this mire GERD in further difficulties?

11 Sep

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO

This time around, it has become like the story of a patient the causes of whose ill-disposed health her physician(s) could not easily diagnose.
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Ethiopia, Egypt & Sudan select firms to do GERD impact studies

10 Apr

Editor’s Note:

    The TPLF media have reported that Ethiopia-nominated French firm BRL Engineering has been selected to undertake the two main studies (Hydrology simulation Model and Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment Study -IPoE). It is understood from the news report Egypt seems to have favored Dutch co Delta Raze to do the modelling work as subconsultant.

    Interestingly, in its April 9 article, Ahram had already stated, citing a source in Egypt’s water and irrigation ministry, “A French consultancy firm is likely to be selected to carry out new water and environmental studies on Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam.” Was there an a priori understanding?

 

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Water ministers in Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan selected on Thursday two international consultancy firms to conduct studies determining the impact of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, which has caused tensions over regional Nile river water shares.
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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to choose Renaissance dam consultancy firm

9 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Egypt’s Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi landed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday for a fifth meeting over the contested Ethiopian dam.
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Reaction to: Perspectives on the Declaration of Principles regarding GERD by four Ethiopian scholars

8 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Since the signing of the Khartoum Declaration (henceforth referred to as KD) between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan on March 23, 2015, we have witnessed the widespread skepticisms and torrents of sharp criticisms most educated Ethiopians have reserved for the agreement.
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The Khartoum Declaration on GERD & the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses

1 Apr

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The setting

Since the March 23, 2015 understanding between Ethiopia, Egypt and the Sudan, a lot of capable Ethiopians have kindly shared their insights and interpretation of the deal and concerns too. Notwithstanding that, however, the TPLF regime has persisted in its determination to withhold all and any information about the agreement it has entered into with these two neighbors and riparian states of the Nile Basin.
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Egypt, Ethiopia & Sudan reach preliminary deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

6 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    The three countries have agreed on a set of principles regarding use of the Blue Nile and of Ethiopia’s new dam

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have reached a preliminary agreement on sharing the Nile River’s waters and operating Ethiopia’s contested Grand Renaissance Dam, Egypt’s official news agency said.
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