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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 GERD: What does Arabization go to do with it? A response for Ahmed Abul-Gheit comments on GERD

Bilal Hussein Jibril, Dec 2017

As readers are well aware recently the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has dominated the media at the global level. This followed the rhetoric from Egypt that “no one will touch Egypt`s share of the Nile.” Egypt`s such claims are emanated from an attempt to deny almost all upstream countries of their equitable and reasonable share. Following that rhetoric, anyway, the current Secretary General of the League of Arab States and Egypt`s Mubarak era last foreign minister, Ahmed Abul-Gheit has remarked about the issue. Please, allow me, to say the following.

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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