THE ISSAM FARES INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
A Webinar titled: “Nile Water Rights” was organized on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to tackle the water rights of the Nile riparian states and the current issue of the filling of the GERD. This event hosted speakers from various institutes and universities.
Demand for freshwater water has been drastically increasing in the last decades worldwide. In fact, climate change, population growth, as well as growing economies are the main reasons behind this increased demand that is putting at risk the most valued resource for human life. The waters of the Nile are not any different. For decades, the Nile riparian states shared their water based on a series of agreements dating back to colonial times. Most recently, the construction and the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has led to a diplomatic dispute involving Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
This Webinar tackled the water rights of the Nile riparian states and the current issue of the filling of the GERD.
Ahmed El Mofti, Khartoum International Center for Human Rights
Joyeeta Gupta, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Mohamed Helal, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Semu A. Moges, University of Connecticut and the University of Addis Ababa
Philine Wehling, International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
Dale Whittington, Departments of Environmental Sciences & Engineering and City & Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and the Global Research Institute at the University of Manchester (UK)
Nadim Farajalla, Director, Climate Change and Environment Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Michael Van Der Valk, Director, Hydrology.nl - International Hydrology and Water Resources
To watch the re-run.