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Listed below are articles written by our members regarding the Abay Dam. The most recent posts are at the top.

The Next Task: Hydrologic Simulation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Alemayehu W. Gebriel[1], PhD, PE



The Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP) on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) was signed by the respective heads of state for Ethiopia, Egypt, and the Sudan on March 23, 2015 in Khartoum, Sudan.  Performing hydrologic simulations of the GERD using appropriate modeling system is one of the main tasks that need to be completed in order to implement the principles stated in the DoP for utilization of the shared water resource of the Nile.  A selection of reliable hydrologic modeling system is critical to answer the many issues that have not been addressed so far. The main purpose of this article is to review some of the modeling work done on GERD and available hydrologic modeling systems and their capabilities.


Agreement on Declaration of Principles between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

Agreement on Declaration of Principles between The Arab Republic of Egypt, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia And The Republic of the Sudan on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP)

Instruments for optimal management of transboundary resources: lessons for the Nile Waters?


The resolve to make meaningful use of the Nile waters has been one of the most important development milestones in Ethiopia over the last Century. Given the transboundary nature of the Nile and the fact that little use has been made of the waters on Ethiopia’s part, assessing ways of optimally managing the resource is increasingly attracting attention from national and international researchers and policy makers, as well as the media. The objective of this article is to present an overall review of available economic instruments in optimal management of the resource. The assessment focuses on various economic instruments, namely, insights from efficiency principle, and strategic interactions and market-based instruments to draw policy lessons. The findings generally show that economic instruments could, in principle, be used to address the coordination gaps that act as stumbling blocks against efficient use of the Nile water, to the benefits of all stakeholders. The findings of the study also indicate areas where further quantitative analyses should be focused on. 

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A Proxy Campaign against Ethiopia? A response by GERD National Panel of Experts(NPOE) for the International River Network

A Proxy Campaign against Ethiopia? A response by GERD National Panel of Experts(NPOE) for the International River Network(IRN)

A response for the International River Network (IRN): “GERD Panel of Experts Report: Big Questions Remain"

For so many years now the IRN, International River Network, this self-appointed “guardian” of all rivers of the world, has been leaving no stone unturned in its effort to subvert Ethiopia’s efforts to develop its water resources and lift its vast and growing population out of poverty.  This is manifested most glaringly in its incessant negative campaign against the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), initiated from the very first days when the idea of water resources development on the Abbay was floated, including even through the Nile Basin Initiative. Read more


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