Implications of Ethiopian water development for Egypt and Sudan

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This paper examines the implications for Egypt and Sudan of the development of Blue Nile water resources by Ethiopia. The long-term development program produced between 1958 and 1963 by the Ethiopian government in collaboration with the US Bureau of Reclamation is summarized.

A linear programming model is used to examine the
effects on Egypt and Sudan of implementing this program. It is found
that water for agricultural use in Egypt and Sudan would actually
increase, though there would be some adverse consequences for Egypt.

Sustainable Development Goals
Publication reference
Giorgio Guariso, Dale Whittington 1987 "Implications of Ethiopian water
development for Egypt and Sudan" Water Resorces Development, 2002, Vol. 3, Num. 2.

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Publication | 24 August 2007