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Monday, 20 November 2017

Despite efforts to diversify water sources, Egypt can’t afford to lose a drop of its Nile water share

Despite efforts to diversify water sources, “Egypt can’t afford to lose a single drop of its 55 bcf of Nile water,” Abdel Moneim Said writes for Al Masry Al Youm. The government is aware that relying exclusively on the Nile — with or without the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam — is not a sustainable plan, which is why it is taking measures to diversify its sources, by commissioning more desalination and water treatment plants. But it needs the combination of both to cover its needs, especially in the long-run, and since water is already fast becoming a scarce resource due to booming population growth levels. If need be, the case must be presented to the UN security council.

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