Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Welcome new students

Welcome to my new students in Environmental Science.

As a starter there is an interesting BBC article on the issue of a dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. The dam is opposed by the downstream users Egypt and Sudan. These two countries claim to have a right to 90% of the Nile's flow. This is an example of what is known as a transboundary water issue. There is a similar problem in SE Asia with respect to the Mekong River.

1 comment:

  1. Shared rivers should be handled in a way that protects the livelihoods of those who depend on them, helps prepare the most vulnerable for adapting to a changing climate, and increases cooperation among neighboring states. The approach that governments take in managing shared rivers can either divide or unite.