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Nader Noureddin, a professor ...
Nader Noureddin, a professor of soil and water sciences at Cairo University, sees the dams placing "the lives of 90 million Egyptians at risk.
On the contrary, Ghandour tried to ...
On the contrary, Ghandour tried to point to the benefits of the dam to Khartoum and Cairo during his visit," said Nader Noureddin, a professor of agricultural resources at Cairo University.
The alternative, according to Noureddin
, would be an agreement that would clearly guarantee an amount of water every day or every year and would not affect Egypt's water quota.
"That is the only way to guarantee that the dam will not affect the amount of water reaching Sudan
and Egypt," he
also pointed to the fact that while the main dam is more than half built, the saddle dam, which is more likely to affect the water quota, is still in its initial stages.
"It is definitely better for the negotiators to focus on the height of that dam.
If it were reduced from 45 to 20 or 25 metre, that could solve most of the pending issues, including the water quota," he
Egypt currently receives 55.5 billion cubic metres of the Nile's water and Sudan
gets 18 billion cubic metres, as stipulated by a 1959 treaty.
said that resorting to international bodies was another option that would take time but could be the only option if negotiations fail.
The diplomat pointed to that option, as he
saw "no use" in the current negotiations.
"There is a possibility that the dam issue could be solved politically.
The presidents of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia should sit together and try to sort things out, as the declaration of principles stipulates," he
Nader Noureddin, a soil and ...
Nader Noureddin, a soil and water expert at Cairo University's College of Agriculture, said wheat production in Sudan's northern desert would require tremendous amounts of water and would do little to supplement the country's own domestic need for the grain.
"They need it (wheat) much more than Egypt," he
"This is their own land."
Additionally, any private Egyptian investment will not help Sudanese farmers because the companies that venture in will be looking at profit, not whether the war-ravaged nation can feed itself, said Noureddin
Nader Noureddin, professor ...
Nader Noureddin, professor of soil and water sciences at Cairo University, sees the dams placing "the lives of 90 million Egyptians at risk.
(Most statistics in this analysis derive from Mr. Noureddin's work.)
Egypt receives 55.5 billion cubic metres ...
Egypt receives 55.5 billion cubic metres of water from the Nile and extracts 4.5 billion from subterranean water and other sources, says Nader Noureddin, a professor of agricultural resources at Cairo University.
expects the way out of the current standoff will come in two steps.
The first should involve asking the EU to send experts to assess the impact of existing plans for the dam on Egypt's supply of water while the second will see the UN becoming involved.
"Egypt has to clearly state that the dam will not only compromise its sole water supply but could threaten regional security by creating a conflict that leads to war," he
The problem, says Noureddin
, is that "while we are moving from one report to another, and one committee to another, construction work on the dam continues."