The Nile River Basin in Crisis Webinar Series
Water Sharing and Transboundary Conflict or Cooperation
By UCLA Samueli School of Engineering | UCLA African Studies Center
Wednesday January 26 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m. PST)
The GERD Dam Filling Impact and Mitigation Strategies
Kevin Wheeler, Ph.D., Oxford Martin Fellow, the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, U.K.
About this online event
The UCLA African Studies Center and Samueli School of Engineering are pleased to announce a 10-part webinar series on the Nile River Basin crisis. Ethiopia has recently begun to fill its newly-built Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River; it now needs to become fully operational. However, a crisis has emerged involving disagreement between Ethiopia and downstream countries, Egypt and Sudan, on the sharing of the Nile waters, the dam filling period, and water allocation during and after filling the dam. There is an urgent need to consider the formation of a solution to the resulting tensions among the states that depend on the water resource of the Nile River. This webinar series will bring together scholars and practitioners to present research and policy papers on various aspects of this issue, and carefully consider alternative solutions to the Nile River dispute.
Date(s) - Jan 26, 2022
8:00 am PST - 9:30 am PST